Are you a fan of Mad Men? If you’re not familiar with this popular AMC series, it’s a period drama set inside a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 1960’s. If the show is an accurate reflection of that decade, things were drastically different from the world we know today. Apparently, it was perfectly normal … Continue reading The “Mad Men” Attitude About Cancer
I’ve never met anyone that wants to be diagnosed with cancer, so it’s surprising when it seems that only a few know about cancer prevention. There are a few steps we can all take to cut our risk of getting cancer. It’s really not that difficult. See for yourself: 1. Tackle your tobacco habit If … Continue reading 6 steps to cut your cancer risk
There are some things that are worth inheriting: a 1967 Camaro in pristine condition or an antique cedar chest full of $100 bills. Even an old family heirloom or wonderful vintage photos would be nice. But what about a gene defect? By definition, Lynch Syndrome is a form of hereditary cancer caused by an inherited gene … Continue reading Could you have inherited this colon cancer risk?
Almost everyone experiences digestive troubles from time to time that include upset stomachs, heartburn or acid reflux. Heck, have too many buffalo wings and you might think your gut is going to explode. Sometimes, knocking down an antacid or two will do the trick. Other times, things can be far more serious. Those who have these issues … Continue reading Is It Heartburn or Cancer?
When it comes to breast imaging some of the tools and screenings can be confusing. Below is a brief description of the screenings and tools used in the breast imaging process. Mammography The mainstay of breast imaging, digital mammography is available at every Baylor breast imaging location. Mammographic tomosynthesis Approved by the FDA in February … Continue reading Breast Imaging: From All Angles
Have you ever stopped to think: what is cancer, exactly? Where did it come from? Why haven’t we found a cure? For a disease that’s the second-leading cause of death and is diagnosed in more than 1 million people each year, you would think we’d be well-versed in the answers to these questions. Yet most … Continue reading 5 Ways The Emperor of All Maladies Changes Your Perception of Cancer
Do you work better with numbers? If you’re left-brain dominant, you probably do unlike your right-brain dominant counterparts who favor visuals. But no matter your brain dominance, we can all agree that numbers can be downright scary, especially for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. To them, numbers mean everything. Numbers are tumor measurements, red … Continue reading Combating cancer: What’s your number?
Most men don’t like to talk about their prostate gland. Some avoid it at all costs, but with one in six U.S. men developing prostate cancer in his lifetime, it’s a topic worth discussing. It’s one of the most common cancers in men; in fact, a man is 35 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer … Continue reading 5 things every man should know about his prostate