Posts Tagged: UofL Health

Over-the-counter medicines: Know your risks

Who among us hasn’t taken an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for life’s little aches, pains and stomach ailments? When taken as intended, or under your doctor’s care, a simple ibuprofen, antihistamine or analgesic can really save the day. The drugstore is full of remedies that don’t require a doctor’s prescription. But that doesn’t mean they’re safe…
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Preparing for your breast biopsy

When your doctor schedules you for a breast biopsy, it can create feelings of fear, worry, intimidation or stress. It is natural to be nervous about any medical procedure. However, as much as a breast biopsy helps to diagnose cancer, it also helps rule it out. Having a biopsy does not necessarily indicate a cancer…
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Types of breast biopsy procedures

There are several types of breast biopsy options available to patients. Fine needle aspiration biopsy and cyst aspiration Cyst aspiration and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) use a very thin needle attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of fluid (cyst aspiration) or tissue (FNAB) from the suspicious area. After numbing the breast,…
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Let’s talk about breast cancer

Second to lung cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women. According to the American Cancer Society, there is a one in 38 chance that a woman will die from breast cancer each year. Breast cancer begins like any other cancer with cells beginning to grow out of control and…
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