Posts Categorized: Cancer

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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UofL Health patients enjoying ease of telehealth appointments

Elizabeth Veneracion was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017. Two months later, she had her first chemotherapy treatment at UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “I did chemo, then I had surgery and then I had radiation,” she said. Veneracion is doing well now and recently had her first telehealth appointment. “It…
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Cancer in the time of COVID-19

In my role as an oncology social worker, I often talk to people about the stress of getting a cancer diagnosis, how nothing else they have experienced in life was sufficient to prepare them. The shock of it. The fear of what comes next. The worry for the people in your life. It’s true that…
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