Posts Tagged: UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer. It is also known as stage 4 breast cancer, meaning cancer cells have spread outside of the breast area into your bones, brain, liver or lungs. The cells spread throughout the body via blood vessels. There are varying symptoms of breast cancer, which are…
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What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer where a group of cancer cells develops within the bone marrow. Blood cells multiply uncontrollably and are unable to function due to the inability to mature. This cancer often affects white blood cells but can also develop in red blood cells or platelets. There are many forms of…
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Does sunscreen cause cancer?

It’s summertime and, generally, that means cracking open the sunscreen. What if I told you that your sunscreen could cause cancer? Studies have shown that some sunscreen brands use ingredients that your skin will absorb and may have adverse effects. And just last week, some sunscreens were pulled from the shelves after testing found they…
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Cancer patients benefit from rehab interventions before, during, and after treatment

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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What is an academic health care system?

An academic medical center/system is a fully operated medical center integrated with a medical school or university and serves as a principal site for teaching residents, fellows, and students. An academic medical center’s education, research, and clinical care are combined to provide clinical care that uses cutting-edge technologies, resources and therapies other community hospitals may…
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