Posts Tagged: UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center

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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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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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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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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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 – James Graham Brown Cancer Center who offered him new hope with immunotherapy. “Dr. Chesney looked at me and my wife,…
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