Posts Tagged: screening

I’m so confused: I don’t get a pap every year?

For most women, the concept of a yearly pap test has been ingrained in us from our teenage years. It was the welcome to being a woman: a trip to the gynecologist, speculum exam and pap test starting at 18, or earlier for some. From 1987-2002, the yearly pap was dogma. However, everything started changing…
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Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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Breast Cancer Survivorship: What should I do next?

After battling a breast cancer diagnosis and completing treatment, many women find themselves asking, “what next?” It’s a big transition to go from visiting your physician every week or so to every three to six months, and this change can leave many breast cancer survivors feeling unsure and unsettled. So what can you do to…
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Advanced mammogram available

Many patients and physicians alike may have heard about the new “3 Dimensional (3D) mammogram.” This new technology also goes by other names such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), or just “Tomo.” Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that can potentially provide a clearer, more accurate view of the breast compared to the standard…
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Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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