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Cancer Care

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  

Taking steps to prevent cervical cancer

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  

Do mammograms lead to unnecessary treatments?

Mammograms are life-saving for many women. Yet, according to a Danish study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,