Colorectal Cancer: Five Things You Need to Know
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. But thanks to increased awareness about screenings, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years.
Gynecologic Cancer: Understanding Surgical Treatment Options
For many women with gynecologic cancers, surgery is often the first line of defense. Dr. Feltmate explains surgical options to treat these gynecologic cancers.
Prostate Cancer Screening: Who Recommends PSA Testing?
Recent research led by BWH suggests that the likelihood of a patient getting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing for the early detection of prostate cancer depends on the type of physician he sees.
Colorectal Cancer: Do Men and Women Experience Different Symptoms?
While there are slightly more incidences of colorectal cancer in men (71,860 new cases projected in the U.S. in 2014) than women (65,000), both men and women generally exhibit the same symptoms of the disease.
Breast Cancer Screening: Understanding the Guidelines
Approximately one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This post is designed to outline breast cancer screening guidelines.
Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Inherited?
Most cases of pancreatic cancer develop for unknown reasons, but about 10 percent occur in families that have a strong history of the disease.
Precision Cancer Medicine: Five Things You Should Know
Precision medicine is changing the way cancer is being studied and treated. Here are five important things to know.
Lung Cancer: Five Things You Need to Know
More than 228,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013, according to the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Janne answers some key questions about the disease.
Going Often? Benign Prostate Symptoms are Common in Middle and Old Age
Urinary symptoms can sometimes be a nuisance, but they are often symptoms of a non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition most men eventually develop later in life.
Learn the ABCDEs of Skin Cancer
One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in his or her lifetime. Learning the ABCDEs of skin cancer is important in identifying, treating, and preventing skin cancer.
Breast Cancer: What’s Your Risk?
Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In this post, Dr. Tari King, Chief of Breast Surgery at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, discusses ways to assess and reduce your risk for breast cancer.
Mysterious neurologic symptoms may have saved this patient’s life
Medical Mysteries is a column about the diagnosis of complicated medical cases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.