Posts Tagged ‘ diagnosis ’

Posted on July 12th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding Radiology: What is a Bone Scan?

Understanding Radiology: What is a Bone Scan?
Part 3 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 3 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series During a bone scan, your radiologist will check to see if there have been any physical or chemical changes in your bones. To do this, a small amount of radioactive of material is placed in an IV and then metabolized, explains Dr. J. […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Understanding Radiology: What is a CT Scan?

CTSCAN
Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology series

This post is Part 2 of 4 in our Understanding Radiology seriesA CT (Computed Tomography) - or CAT – Scan is a useful tool in the cancer diagnosis process. If your physician suspects cancer,  one of the first steps is to determine what you have and where the cancer is located. Often times that first step […]

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Posted on May 31st, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Is Melanoma Sexist?

Melanoma is one of only three cancers with an increasing mortality rate for men, along with liver cancer and esophageal cancer. skincancer.org

Melanoma is one of only three cancers with an increasing mortality rate for men, along with liver cancer and esophageal cancer. skincancer,org In Texas, 1 in 3 people will get skin cancer in their lifetime. So, chances are, if you live in Texas long enough, you or someone you know will get skin cancer. It’s […]

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Posted on May 3rd, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

“Mad Men” attitudes about cancer seem mad to us now

Mad Men Title Card

Are you a fan of Mad Men? If you’re not familiar with this popular AMC series, it’s a period drama set inside a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 1960’s. If the show is an accurate reflection of that decade, things were drastically different from the world we know today. Apparently, it was perfectly normal […]

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Posted on September 29th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Five Tips for Dealing with a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Robert & Charlotte Hilledit

I was devastated the day I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A million questions fired at me like the rata-tat-tat of unanswered automatic weapons fire. My mind raced and my emotions ranged from absolute despair to total rage. I was a mess. Hey, gimme a break. I had cancer! There are no Google directions to […]

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Posted on August 17th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Talking to Children about Cancer: Do I have to tell the kids?

Mother Explains Cancer Diagnosis to Daughter
Part 1 of 7 in our Talking to Kids About Cancer series

This post is Part 1 of 7 in our Talking to Kids About Cancer seriesOften people tell me that the very first thought they had after hearing the words “You’ve got cancer” is “What am I going to tell my kids?” Parent patients are so concerned about their children that they barely give themselves the […]

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Posted on June 13th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  1 Comment »

10-year Cancer Survivor Don Barnett: “Get a Second Opinion”

Can you imagine being told you only have two months to live? Don Barnett knows that feeling all too well. In 2001, he was told just that. After battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia for two years, his physicians told him there was nothing more they could do. Because of Don’s age, he wasn’t a good candidate […]

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Posted on April 14th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

After the Cancer Diagnosis [Step 8]: Tell People How They Can Help

Part 8 of 8 in our After the Cancer Diagnosis series

This post is Part 8 of 8 in our After the Cancer Diagnosis seriesAsking for help can be difficult for some people. Admitting you can’t handle something alone makes some feel as though they’re ceding control or relinquishing their independence. But when it comes to fighting cancer, you absolutely can’t do it by yourself. Juggling […]

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