Posts Tagged: UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center

Struggling with functional deficits from cancer treatments? Talk with your doctor about rehab

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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Men’s health: What is a prostate?

What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system that provides fluid to help carry the sperm. It is almost the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of your prostate can increase as you…
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Understanding brain tumors

Brain tumors can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities, and over 700,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor. What are brain tumors? A tumor is a growing mass of abnormal cells. Primary brain tumors begin in a patient’s brain while secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors spread from another cancerous part of the body….
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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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