Finding abnormal growths on your neck can be alarming. You know something’s not right, so you hop online, and a quick search reveals that among a long list of issues, it could be cancer. If the swelling or growth is around your Adam’s apple, it may be a goiter.
In late August, fans around the world were shocked by the unexpected death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who had not disclosed his four-year battle with colon cancer. His death shone a light on the fact that younger people, especially younger Black men and women, have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer — and a higher rate of death from the disease — than any other racial group in the United States.
We know quitting is hard. Most smokers try several times to quit and it can be a very frustrating process. But every time you try, you practice quitting and increase your chances for quitting for good. So don’t give up – give it another try and ask for help.
Our understanding of the genetic impact on cancer risk continues to evolve rapidly, and scientific advances in the field have led to significant changes in genetic screening for cancer risk in terms of what we test for, whom we test and how we test.
Dr. Stenzel notes that dogs persistently sniffed, licked and nipped at melanoma lesions on their owners’ skin, even through clothing, prompting the owners to identify the cancerous sites and seek care from clinicians.
“Yes, it is safe to get a mammogram during COVID-19, provided that both the patient and the facility have taken proper precautions to make the visit as risk-free as possible,” says Marie Quinn, MD, Director of Breast Imaging.
Everyone has experienced times when their breath is not exactly fresh: waking up in the morning, after drinking coffee, and post-consumption of pungent foods. Mouthwash commercials present it as a normal human condition. But can persistent bad breath, called halitosis, be a sign of something more serious?