Category Archives: Hematology & Oncology/Blood Disorders/Cancer
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser guide acknowledges the important work of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness How’s your breast cancer awar
Introduction This post is for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We offer answers to a few questions and additional resources. The first is this video from the Center for Disease Con
Introduction For colorectal cancer awareness month, we go behind the frequent calls for you to get screened. Let’s review the data and remind you why the disease itself is so
Introduction January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To that end, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) boldly proclaims “No woman should die of cervical cancer
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser address your basic questions and answers anemia! What is anemia? Anemia is a condition defined by blood containing a lower than normal number
Introduction This post is about the screening colonoscopy. Two previous Straight, No Chaser posts have highlighted recommended screening examinations for men and women between ages
Introduction A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) induces a lot of angst. Although the reason for the procedure should, the procedure itself really shouldn’t. What is a spinal tap?
Introduction I won’t overstate the case, but you should be aware that breast cancer in men does occur. That said it occurs at a much lower rate than it does in women. I know what
Introduction The next to last post in this series on breast cancer focuses on breast cancer treatment. Of course, there is no universal treatment of every breast cancer diagnosis.
Introduction A concerning reality is breast cancer risk factors tell the story of acquiring breast cancer. Even as a physician, I am left to think about the horror of risk factors.
Introduction We’re continuing from the earlier post with more breast cancer myths, well because you have so many questions! In fact, I’m doubling up on what you received
Introduction Breast cancer myths: are you afraid of them? Before I get into the details of what you need to know about breast cancer, it’s important to clear the table of som
Introduction Beginning in their 20s, women should be aware of the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE) as a screening tool for breast cancer. Women should know
Introduction This is the fourth blog in an ongoing series on HIV and AIDS and focuses on symptoms of HIV and AIDS. To read a discussion of HIV being eliminated from the body, click
Introduction This is the second blog in an ongoing series on HIV and AIDS. Click here for the introductory blog. What is AIDS? After all these years, it’s still an interesting a
Introduction It’s HIV Awareness Month. Certainly you’ve noticed there’s a lot less chatter about HIV lately. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security.
You are likely aware that the ovaries produce a women’s eggs as well as being the main source of the female’s sex hormones. Ovarian cancer is not the most common gynecologic
What is lupus? What causes it? In general terms, lupus is a disease in which your immune system malfunctions and attacks your healthy tissue. This is known as an autoimmune dis
I don’t type this post with any amount of joy. Can you imagine an existence in which your blood cells are deformed to the extent to which they resemble pointy knives poking at
We continue with simple principles to avoid various forms of cancer, but in today’s Straight, No Chaser, we add some detail about the what’s and whys of the conversation. T