While no one wants to think about the big “C” word when faced with an unknown medical ailment, it’s important for patients with abnormalities of the liver to rule out cancer. Prompt, accurate diagnosis is the first step to any successful treatment.
What is the role of a sibling? Is it to be a protector? A pace car in the race of life? A built-in babysitter? A friend or an enemy? All brothers and sisters must suss out these issues throughout their lives together. But when cancer comes into play, it can make answering this question far more urgent.
In honor of Black History Month, I want to educate African Americans on the inequities that exist in health care treatment with the hope of inspiring change. Patients need to take a proactive approach to their health care and demand equality.
Understanding the relatively rare and lesser known gynecologic cancers can help you recognize warning signs that often mirror other, more common ailments. Fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal cancers are highly treatable with early diagnosis.
“Quitting smoking” is always among the top list of New Year’s resolutions. And for good reason. To help kick the habit, many turn to smoking cessation aides, and e-cigarettes have emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco products. But do they help you quit? Here’s what we know:
When thinking about lung cancer and its risk factors, it’s natural to immediately think about smoking. However, there are other forms of lung cancer and, with them, other risk factors. Mesothelioma is a rare, but serious, lung cancer heavily linked with exposure to asbestos.