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Cancer Care

Connection between breast implants and cancer

The Food and Drug Administration recently provided new information about a possible connection between breast implants and cancer. The FDA has now identified 359 cases and nine deaths linked to this association. When Liz Bonis spoke with cancer specialists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, they indicated the FDA just released an update to the numbers they  

How to spot skin cancer

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.  

Do you know what’s inside your colon?

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your colon looks like? March is National Colo-Rectal Cancer Month  

Younger generations at increased risk for colon cancer

Gen Xers and millennials are facing a steady increase in a disease traditionally thought to occur later in  

Long-term side effects of cancer treatments

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,  

What women need to know about “false positives”

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  

Have you scheduled a colon cancer screening lately?

Getting a colon cancer screening is one of the things no one looks forward to, but it is  

6 tips to help your loved one defeat a medical condition

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  

A healthy lifestyle can cut your cancer risk

With February as National Cancer Prevention month (and tomorrow as World Cancer Day), it’s the perfect time to