Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
How Breast Cancer Diagnostics Have Changed Over the Years
In recent years, many advances in breast cancer diagnostics have been made, and there are more tools on the horizon. Daniel Herron, MD, the director of women's imaging at Mercy Imaging Centers, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, shared some of the most recent advancements, along with misconceptions that are still commonly believed.
If You Were Just Diagnosed With Cancer, Keep These Strategies in Mind
There's nothing that takes your breath away quite like hearing your doctor say, "I'm sorry, it's cancer." Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening and life-changing experience, but fear is often best countered with knowledge and a plan. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my husband and I were both college students and our daughter was still an infant. Our lives were turned entirely upside down, but the strategies outlined here helped us deal with the challenge of cancer and it's treatment.
The Types of Skin Cancer to Be Aware Of
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that one in five American will develop it in their lifetime. Every year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer combined.
The Future of Cancer Treatment and Prevention: What the Experts Say
The future of cancer treatment is being defined by buzzwords like precision medicine and targeted therapy. What these words indicate is that cancer treatment is becoming highly personalized, with each therapy tailored to the individual's specific disease and personal genetic makeup.
What to Expect From a Prostate Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. Roughly one in every seven men will deal with the condition at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, if prostate cancer is caught early, it is generally very treatable. But what should you expect from prostate cancer screening?