Posts Categorized: Cancer

Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer

The wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death, who was best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson, James Brown and the Marvel icon Black Panther, has put a spotlight on one of the more overlooked types of disease: colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer starts in your colon or rectum. Often, colon and rectal cancer are grouped together…
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Maintaining a healthy weight may decrease uterine cancer risk

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 65,600 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed this year, making uterine cancer the most common gynecologic malignancy.  Cancers of the uterus are primarily made up of endometrial cancers, which are malignant tumors originating within the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer primarily…
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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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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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Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While melanoma accounts for a small portion of skin cancers, it is actually one of the most common cancers among young adults, especially women. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States during 2020: About 100,350 new melanomas…
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