Chances of surviving lung cancer longer increase when treatment is personalized based on the genetics of the cancer, German researchers report.
When you’re working out, it’s your body’s way of making you shift back a gear or two. But what if you’re short of breath most or all of the time?
¾ of all lung cancer patients are past or current smokers. But that leaves ¼ who never picked up a cigarette facing the same diagnosis.
Researchers have found a startling number of smokers are still lighting up behind the wheel with their children in the car.
At FMH, all positive screens or abnormal CT scans are reviewed by an expert team of radiologists, pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons, with results and recommendations reported to the patient and their primary care physician.
When a patient is diagnosed with breast cancer or is told he or she has a suspicious mammogram, life changes in an instant. Various doctors’ appointments, tests and procedures must be scheduled. In many communities, this is the start of a game of “patient pong”, where the patient runs from office to office and facility to facility, trying to get the necessary care.
Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. It’s a disease feared by many and understood by few. While no one is ever prepared to receive a cancer diagnosis, knowledge is power. Medical oncologist Michael McCormack, M.D., of TriState Physician Associates, reveals the fact and fiction behind cancer.
If you’re a woman over the age of 40, you know the importance of an annual mammogram. The mammogram is part of your due diligence on wellness. But let’s be honest, getting a mammogram scheduled on your calendar means overcoming the fear of the unknown (do I have breast cancer?) and the anticipation of a slightly unpleasant appointment.
The Designer Cup Challenge is a bra art competition where people decorate a bra completely, with each design serving as a tribute to women’s wellness and women who have been a source of inspiration and support for breast cancer awareness, screening, and treatment.
Which is why we want to spread the word about the Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program. I sat down with Carrie Starkey, program coordinator, at their free screening last Saturday to find out more about the program.
Its breast cancer awareness month and pink ribbons are as common as pumpkins on doorsteps. Pink ribbons were first handed out in New York City in the early ’90s to build awareness of breast cancer and early detection. Today, the movement includes organized walks, foundations and NFL games played in pink.
There’s no right or wrong way to feel, but at FMH we want you to know you’re not alone. The hospital’s Survivors Offering Support (SOS) program pairs newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients with women who’ve been there and done that.