Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Fortunately, it is also one of the easiest forms of cancer to detect if you know how to spot it. “Skin examinations can be lifesaving,” says Dr. Holly Gunn, medical director of the Dermatology, Aesthetic and Laser Center at St. Elizabeth Physicians in Florence.
Medical advancements in cancer treatment can save your life – but some forms of treatment can come with unwanted side effects that show up, in some instances, years later. As with any medication or medical procedure, there are risks involved that will be part of your conversation with your doctor. In the majority of situations,
A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that women who have to go back for more screening after receiving what’s called a “false positive” on a mammogram were more likely to delay getting that test again. According to Dr. Michael Guenther, in an interview with Local 12, the first thing people should know is
It’s not the label; it’s the connection that can make a world of difference in defeating health challenges. Whether they are taking notes, clarifying explanations or just offering a shoulder of support, a concerned caregiver makes a difference. Encouragement, peer pressure or whatever dynamic is at work, it’s always good to have others involved in
Annual visits to your gynecologist may not be comfortable, but they could save you from getting cervical cancer. This is important considering cervical cancer was recently found to have a much higher death rate than previously thought (especially among black women), according to the New York Times. Pap smears can detect precancerous cells which, if