Posts Categorized: Cancer

Understanding pancreatic cancer

It’s estimated, more than 47,000 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer this year. U.S. Representative John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and beloved game show host Alex Trebek all died of the disease in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all…
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Should you get screened for lung cancer?

If you are over the age of 55 and you are a smoker, there is a good chance your physician has recommended that you get a lung scan to screen for lung cancer. There are good reasons for this. With Kentucky having one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the U.S., screening at-risk…
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What you need to know about lymphoma

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges announced he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The actor posted on Twitter that his prognosis is good, and he is starting treatment. His announcement has sparked a conversation about the cancer. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system which includes the lymph nodes, thymus gland, bone marrow and spleen….
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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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