Posts Categorized: Cancer

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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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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The truth about throat cancer

The sudden loss of rock and roll icon Eddie Van Halen, who was best known for his extraordinary, and often acrobatic, guitar playing puts the spotlight on the tragic disease that took his and over 3,500 people’s lives this year: throat cancer. Throat cancer, also called laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer, begins as any other cancer…
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