October 25, 2018
5 Things to Know if You Have Dense Breast Tissue
Nearly half of women over 40 who have mammograms are found to have dense breasts. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering what exactly that means—and how it impacts your risk for breast cancer. Here’s what you should know. 1. There’s nothing unusual... read more
October 18, 2018
Breast Biopsies: Your Questions Answered
If your health care provider spots something new or unusual on your breast imaging test, there’s a good chance they’ll recommend a breast biopsy. It’s completely normal to feel nervous or anxious about this procedure. But knowing more about biopsies, how... read more
October 3, 2018
Breast Cancer: Men Get It Too
Breast cancer is often thought of as a disease that only strikes women. But men also have breast tissue, which means they can develop cancer in that tissue. In 2018, about 2,250 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s about 1 percent of... read more
August 1, 2018
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Puts Patient Choice First
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a new recommendation that men ages 55 to 69 should decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test after discussing the potential benefits and harms with their doctor... read more
July 26, 2018
Prostate Cancer: The Gleason Score Explained
How aggressive is my prostate cancer? Is it growing slowly or quickly? If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer—and this year alone nearly 165,000 men nationwide will be—these may be among the first questions you’ll ask your doctor. And the answers... read more
June 4, 2018
Should You Get a Second Opinion for Your Cancer Treatment?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. You want to do everything possible to set yourself up for treatment success. But it’s easy to question whether you’re doing everything right.  Getting a second medical opinion can help. Here’... read more