Tag: Cancer Screening

The Imperfect Screening Technology for Breast Cancer

Imagine the sheer anxiety of waiting for your mammogram results to come in only to realize that it is not conclusive and that more tests need to be done for a breast cancer diagnosis. The screening for breast cancer is so limiting due to the resolution of the imaging we use today, and can sometimes […]

Breast implants, new risks as surgeries increase

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there were about 300,000 cosmetic breast augmentation surgeries in 2017, up 41% since 2000. Using a filler material such as saline or silicone, a plastic surgeon can change the size, shape, and contour of a person’s breast. While most of these surgeries can be done safely, there […]

CDC Report – Uterine Cancer Rates Increasing in the US

  While many cancers are on a nationwide decline, uterine cancer is on the rise. In a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uterine cancer incidence rates have increased by 0.7% per year from 1999 to 2015, while death rates have increased by 1.1% per year from 1999 to 2016. […]

Uterine Cancer is on the Rise

With all the amazing progress being made in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, there are still a few cancers that are increasing in prevalence and mortality.   Uterine cancer is one of them.  Endometrial cancer (the most common type of uterine cancer is a cancer that occurs in the lining of the uterus.   Fortunately, […]

The HPV Vaccine: Please Get Your Children Vaccinated!

  There is only one, yes ONE, vaccine available that prevents cancer.   The HPV vaccine.  A little over 10 years old, the HPV vaccine was developed to prevent infections from the human papilloma virus—the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US (and the world).   Though most women clear HPV infection rapidly, in some women […]

Bleeding after menopause: Yes, you should come in!

  Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period when no other explanation is found.  There are so many other symptoms and changes that come with menopause, many begin in mid to late forties and continue until mid to late 50s.  However, the ending of the period is the defining characteristic of menopause […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of Family History

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and no doubt you’ve been seeing the pink ribbons and stickers every now and then.  Of the many things that are important to early detection and completely curing breast cancer, we’re going to talk about your family history. It’s important that you ask your parents and aunts and […]

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know   Ovarian cancer is an uncommon cancer, most of us have a less than 2% chance of ever getting it.  However, for those that do develop this cancer, it is hard to catch early and harder to cure.   It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers […]

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US By Kristina Dragovic, DO   Recent studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO) led by French researcher Cecile Pizot found that in the majority of countries studied, there has been a downtrend in the number of deaths caused by breast cancer over the last 30 years; 46% […]

Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds

  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, physician recommended breast-screening practices vary depending on their own specializations and trust in different screening guidelines. A hotly debated topic among professional societies, the optimal times and frequencies for screening has not been firmly established. Since physician recommendation is one of the most […]