Preparing for your breast biopsy

When your doctor schedules you for a breast biopsy, it can create feelings of fear, worry, intimidation or stress. It is natural to be nervous about any medical procedure. However, as much as a breast biopsy helps to diagnose cancer, it also helps rule it out. Having a biopsy does not necessarily indicate a cancer…
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Types of breast biopsy procedures

There are several types of breast biopsy options available to patients. Fine needle aspiration biopsy and cyst aspiration Cyst aspiration and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) use a very thin needle attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of fluid (cyst aspiration) or tissue (FNAB) from the suspicious area. After numbing the breast,…
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Let’s talk about breast cancer

Second to lung cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women. According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in 38 chance that a woman will die from breast cancer each year. Breast cancer begins like any other cancer with cells beginning to grow out of control and…
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COVID-19 and fall travel: Five tips for a safe trip

For many families, fall offers a great time to travel with beautiful weather. The COVID-19 pandemic is now challenging people to consider their risk and how to travel safely before leaving home. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers travel information meant to keep you and the people around you safe. Regulations and state-to-state travel…
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Obesity and COVID-19

No matter what you weigh, you should be following the COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, if you are obese – if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above, or you have diabetes – you should be even more careful. Kentucky ranks as one of the top states nationally with the highest obesity…
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