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Don’t Rush to Surgery for Prostate Cancer

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)—and six cases in 10 occur in men age 65 and older.
For some men, prostate cancer can be an aggressive disease, but for most, the disease is slow growing—in fact, men with

Uterine Cancer: Symptoms Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Uterine Cancer: Symptoms Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. Endometrial and other cancers of the uterine body (the upper part of the uterus) are newly diagnosed in more than 54,000 women each year, according to The American Cancer Society. Almost all uterine cancers originate in the inner

Robotic Surgery May Be Better Treatment for Prostate Cancer

An observational study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and less need for additional cancer treatments like hormone or radiation therapy than patients who have traditional

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

For years, the mammogram has served as the primary tool for breast cancer screening. Mammography can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is smaller and has not spread beyond the breast. In the search for a potential alternative to mammogram screening, researchers are studying other tests, such

Ask the Doctor: Radiation Therapy; Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Q: I’m about to start radiation therapy after cancer surgery. What are the possible side effects that might occur?

A: The most common side effects from radiation therapy are fatigue, changes in the skin, hair loss, and eating/digestion problems. Radiation has different effects on different patients, so, until your treatment begins,

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Take Heed of Throat Cancer Symptoms

Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your

2016 Index

BONES/JOINTS/PAIN

Lower your risk of falls and fractures (Jan., 3)

Rheumatoid arthritis: Ease pain and slow joint damage (Feb., 3)

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be identified and treated (Feb., 6)

Shingles: More common in women, but few have gotten the vaccine (June, 6)

Chronic lower back pain (July, 6)

3 foot conditions that can break your

4. Keeping Skin Healthy

In this chapter you’ll learn about the products and services we see, buy or use almost every day that may or may not have a profound effect on the health of our skin. Which foods should we eat or avoid? Which kinds of clothing apparel and accessories protect us? What

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

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