| Jan 5, 2010
| 8:27 AM
The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging both say screening needs to begin at 30 for high-risk women and at age 40 for women with an average risk of breast cancer.
The recommendations have been in the works for about 2 years....
| Nov 12, 2009
Too old for the annual pediatrician visit - and too young for the annual mammogram or prostate exam - people in their 20s and 30s can easily go years without seeing a doctor. And sometimes, doctors say, that's OK.
"As long as men are feeling good,...
| Jan 18, 2010
If you're a breast cancer survivor and you want to attend the Sisters Network's 11th annual conference, but feel you can't afford it, help is available.
Sisters Network Inc. announced the Avon Foundation for Women has awarded the...
| Dec 28, 2009
A few weeks ago, a healthy patient in her early 40s came to my office requesting a CT scan of the chest. She was a smoker and wanted to be sure that she didn't have lung cancer.
I explained to her that a CT, or computerized tomography, scan was not a...
| Dec 28, 2009
"Great job," the nurse said as she helped me off the procedure table.
But what I had actually done well, unbeknown to her, was suppress my desire to return the stomach punch I'd gotten earlier in the week when I was told that I needed a breast biopsy.
| Apr 8, 2009
Dena Lansford, 49, would like to have a cholesterol check, a mammogram and, soon, a colonoscopy. She hasn't seen a dentist in more than a year. She worries that she might suffer a similar fate as her mother, who had a stroke at 47.
But after losing her...
| Aug 26, 2008
Melinda Lawson is a retired human resources manager, and knows the importance of preventative health care to her overall health.
But she says when it comes actually getting it done, she's having a hard time fitting tests like a mammogram into to her...
| Oct 21, 2008
Today's your chance to get a relaxing spa treatment and a potentially life saving test all at the same time.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has teamed up with the Gene Juarez Salons and Spas to offer mobile mammograms during Breast...
| Feb 17, 2010
It's a screening that could save your life, because Dr. David Naugle says breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women.
The most effective way to find it, is through mammograms, but now the screening has entered the digital age.
| Apr 13, 2007
| 12:56 AM
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt.
I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
| Aug 10, 1998
If you are lucky, this is the way cancer treatment ends, not with a bang but a whimper.
Let's see, of the treatments listed for me in November: chemo--it's done; surgery--done; radiation--done. It remained only to go see my oncologist, Dr. James Waisman,...
| Jun 8, 1998
Chemo is over. Chemo is over. Chemo is over.
I think this bears repeating.
Chemo's over. Chemo's over. Chemo's over.
I've been busy since we last visited, so let's catch up.
After five of eight rounds of chemotherapy, my doctor decided my heart and...