Posts Categorized: Cancer

Maintaining a healthy weight may decrease uterine cancer risk

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 65,600 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed this year, making uterine cancer the most common gynecologic malignancy.  Cancers of the uterus are primarily made up of endometrial cancers, which are malignant tumors originating within the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer primarily…
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Immunotherapy helps patient find new hope in cancer treatments

Jeff Habermel’s journey to three-time cancer survivor has been a rollercoaster of emotions. “Is this a death sentence?” That question came during the darkest period, after his melanoma diagnosis. But it was UofL Health –  Brown Cancer Center who offered him new hope with immunotherapy. “Dr. Chesney looked at me and my wife, and said…
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Advanced mammogram available

By now, most patients and physicians alike have heard of the “3 Dimensional (3D) mammogram.” This technology also goes by other names such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), 3D Tomosynthesis or just “Tomo.” Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that provides a much clearer, more accurate view of the breast compared to standard 2…
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Cancer in the time of COVID-19

In my role as an oncology social worker, I often talk to people about the stress of getting a cancer diagnosis, how nothing else they have experienced in life was sufficient to prepare them. The shock of it. The fear of what comes next. The worry for the people in your life. It’s true that…
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