Tag: cancer care

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

The Medical Home: Comprehensive, Coordinated, and Accessible Healthcare

Having multiple doctors giving you instructions for a variety of medical conditions can be complicated and counter-productive. Simply juggling appointments and taking medications as prescribed are daily chores.
But what if you had one place and one trusted doctor—your personal “medical home”—who could coordinate the efforts of your entire healthcare team?

A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

A Lower Weight May Mean a Lower Risk of Lymphedema

Advances in medical, radiation, and surgical treatments are extending the lives of many women with breast cancer. But as survival rates increase and more and more women live longer, they also face the possibility of experiencing delayed side effects from their cancer treatments. Among these potential side effects is lymphedema,

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,

Editor’s Note: Breast Cancer: Getting the Best Care

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Breast cancer is a diagnosis that one of every nine women will face in her lifetime. More than ever, it is curable with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Genetic testing and “oncotyping” (identifying the genes in a tumor) are now factors that are considered when deciding

Keeping Cancer at Bay with Diet

Cancer is stubborn; ask anyone who’s had it. You hope it’s gone for good and then it comes back. But thanks to advances in medicine and early detection, the future is much rosier than it used to be for cancer victims. The cancer death rate in this country has declined

The Magic of Mushrooms as Medicine

Nothing compares to the earthy fragrance and taste of mushrooms freshly saut?ed in a bit of olive oil and garlic. But did you know that mushrooms are far more special than their delicious taste suggests? Neither plant nor animal, mushrooms are classified in the kingdom of fungi. But mushrooms are

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sugar; EN Gives You the Facts

Seems everyone’s got an opinion about sugar. It’s a safe bet that many people have resolved to give it up this year, because they think sugar negatively impacts their health. The relationship of sugar to health is an emotionally charged issue, with people taking sides for or against it with

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