Posts Tagged: screening

Check on your colon

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of CRC will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from the disease. Regular screening is essential and is beneficial for two main reasons: colorectal cancer is preventable…
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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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Five recommended screenings for a healthier you

Preventive health screenings have been found to significantly increase life expectancy, particularly among 30 to 49-year-olds, and just a handful of routine screenings can keep you on the path toward better health. Biometric Screenings Biometric screenings are used by primary care doctors as a quick check of weight, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure, and are recommended…
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I’m so confused: I don’t get a pap every year?

For most women, the concept of a yearly pap test has been ingrained in us from our teenage years. It was the welcome to being a woman: a trip to the gynecologist, speculum exam and pap test starting at 18, or earlier for some. From 1987-2002, the yearly pap was dogma. However, everything started changing…
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Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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