Cancer

November 20, 2018

The HPV Vaccine Helps Prevent Cancer: When Should Your Child Get It?

By Ashley McClary, MD Have you heard? There’s a vaccine that may help prevent cancer for your child! The HPV vaccine has been part of the routine vaccine schedule for the past 12 years and is designed to protect your child from becoming infected with a virus that causes cancer. The HPV, or human papillomavirus, […]

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November 14, 2018

PSA: How to Prevent Prostate Cancer and the Importance of Catching it Early

By John Burns, MD November, also known as MOvember, is the month we recognize men’s health. Does that explain the more than usual amount of “Mos,” or mustaches? Movember started in 2003 as a challenge for a few men to grow out their mustaches in an attempt to bring back a style pioneered by the […]

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November 8, 2018

Knowing Your Genetics Can Help You Understand Your Health

By Suzanna Schott, Genetic Counselor Genetic information can have a powerful influence on your healthcare decisions. There are many new genetic health tools being offered to the public, but not all genetic tests are created equal – and every test has its own limitations. It can be an overwhelming task for patients and their families […]

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October 31, 2018

I Am the Eight Women – Am I at Risk or High Risk for Breast Cancer?

By Ferriss Roberts One in eight woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. This year, about 320,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. There are an estimated 3.1 million breast cancer survivors currently living in the US. At 27, I […]

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October 23, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get a Colonoscopy

By Martin Palmeri, MD “I wish I had my colonoscopy.” It’s not something you hear every day. Considering only 30 percent of Americans who should have a colonoscopy get one, many people probably regret pushing their colon screening to the side when they find themselves with an ostomy bag or colon cancer later. A colonoscopy […]

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October 18, 2018

Camp Bluebird — Celebrating 25 Years of Support for Cancer Survivors

For many, the words “summer camp” conjure great memories, and Mission Health’s Camp Bluebird is no exception. What makes Camp Bluebird unique is the campers – and the life-changing experience they share: a diagnosis of cancer. Sure, there’s tons of laughter, bonfires and even s’mores, but there are also reiki (healing touch therapy) sessions, Q&As […]

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October 15, 2018

Be a Screen Queen: How to Self-Check Your Breasts with TLC

October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. One in eight American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Men are also susceptible to this disease, though not as frequently as women. In 2015, there were more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. In that same […]

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October 12, 2018

Stress Less for Breast Surgeries – Savi Scout®

Radio waves help surgeons pinpoint cancerous tumors Just hearing “you have breast cancer” can send any woman’s mind racing. For many of the 266,000 women diagnosed each year with invasive breast cancer, the stress doesn’t stop there. Surgery day often means two procedures. Traditionally, a wire is placed in a women’s breast at an imaging […]

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