Tag: cancer detection

Getting a Biopsy: 8 Things You Need to Know

Getting a Biopsy: 8 Things You Need to Know

People are understandably concerned when told they need a biopsy. What is a biopsy? What is the purpose? How is it performed? Who does it? Where? Does it hurt? What are the risks? What will the results mean? What happens next? Here are the answers to those questions and more.
What

Simple Blood Test to Detect Cancer Is in the Works

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Kimmel Cancer Center have taken a giant step forward in cancer detection, with a simple blood test that screens for eight common cancer types—ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, esophagus, colorectal, lung, and breast—and helps identify the location of the cancer.
These cancers are responsible for more than

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: Breast Cancer; Pain Pills; Apple Cider Vinegar

Q: What is the best way to treat breast cancer?

A: There is no “one-size-fits-all approach” when it comes to treating breast cancer. The disease is made up of several subtypes, and each type should be treated with therapies that target the unique underlying biological problems. Long-term survival and cure rates

Breast Cancer: Better Detection and Treatment Results in Fewer Deaths

Breast cancer is consistently reported as a top health concern among women—and that’s no surprise, since one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Estimates project that more than 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. However,

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

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

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