Support Groups for Life

Sometimes, life hands you a health challenge you’re not sure you can handle. There’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Support groups bring people with similar experiences together. They offer a safe place to share personal experiences, discuss treatment options and side effects, express worries, get and give advice, and find new coping strategies. They [...]

By |2020-02-04T20:14:17-06:00February 4th, 2020|

Low Patient Awareness Hinders Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 30 years after Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, October has become synonymous with early breast cancer detection and treatment. Breast cancer mortality declined 39% in the U.S. from 1989-2015, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The incidence of breast cancer in men is rare compared to the incidence in women, with [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:30:06-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

Coworkers Unite for Team Lo-Pro

What cancer took from Lori Provin, LPN, her coworkers in Patient Scheduling compensated for through their love, support and generosity. Doctors diagnosed Lori with fast-growing, advanced-stage breast cancer in August 2017, after she noticed a change in the shape of her left breast. She was only 44. For the next year, Lori’s life consisted of [...]

By |2019-10-09T14:10:55-05:00October 9th, 2019|

Men’s Health: Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection

Your ears, lips and nose are the biggest problem areas when it comes to skin cancer, especially in men over the age of 50. The reasons? Damaging sun exposure and lack of preventive screenings. The Problem By age 70, one in five people in the U.S. will develop skin cancer. And while men and women [...]

By |2019-07-30T11:12:55-05:00July 29th, 2019|

My Husband Smoked for 30 Years, Screenings Help Us Breathe Easier

A pack-a-day smoker, my husband, Brad, began smoking in 1976 when he was 16. His father, grandfather, parents’ friends and friends smoked. Although it was after the 1964 release of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it was a time when 40% of Americans smoked. People could light up in any number [...]

By |2019-11-05T14:48:44-06:00March 27th, 2019|

Keeping the Faith After a Cancer Diagnosis

David is now in remission and back to work after two years of treatment and recovery. It may sound odd for someone to feel “chosen” for cancer but that’s how David Rolf feels after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. For David, who works in Radiology, his cancer diagnosis strengthened his faith and his [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:35:25-05:00March 26th, 2019|

National Colorectal Cancer Month

Ben Mizrahi, MD, Colorectal Surgery Associates, PC Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society's 2019 statistics. Symptoms Although the signs can vary, common symptoms of colorectal cancer may include: No signs or symptoms at all A change of bowel habits [...]

By |2019-03-06T09:55:29-06:00March 1st, 2019|

Take 5 Minutes to Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer

Just 40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in women. Thanks to increased use of the Pap smear, cases of cervical cancer have dropped dramatically. Dawn Heizman, MD, with Meritas Health Pavilion For Women While this is fantastic news, there’s still work to be done. Each year, more [...]

By |2019-01-02T15:19:55-06:00December 31st, 2018|

DNA Home Test Kits: A Genetic Counselor’s Perspective

The rise in popular at-home DNA tests such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. In the next few years, demand is expected to more than quadruple. Individuals can buy genetic testing kits from local retailers, send away samples of saliva, discover their ancestry, and learn their predisposition to many diseases and health conditions. They get [...]

By |2019-01-04T14:57:06-06:00December 10th, 2018|
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