How one teen is beating cancer odds and achieving her dream

What should have been a normal PSAT for 16-year-old Kenzie Kelley turned out to be much more — a persistent nosebleed during the test would be her first sign of leukemia. “They brought me to the nurse’s office and my nose was still bleeding,” Kenzie said. Nothing would stop the bleeding. That’s when she began … Continue reading How one teen is beating cancer odds and achieving her dream

Foster daughter inspires triathlete to swim for cancer research

Allison Field dreams of a cancer-free world. That’s why she’s doing her part to support cancer research by swimming for the cause with Swim Across America. She draws inspiration and courage from her foster daughter, Deanna Stearn. Deanna came to live with Allison and her then husband when she was 16 years old. She and … Continue reading Foster daughter inspires triathlete to swim for cancer research

Can birth control lower your risk of certain cancers?

Patients often ask me whether taking birth control pills can increase the risk of getting cancer. A new study sheds more light on the answer, revealing that women who take oral contraception might be protected against some cancers for decades. Since the medication contains female hormones, researchers have been interested in determining whether there is … Continue reading Can birth control lower your risk of certain cancers?