December 19, 2018
My Doctor Told Me I Have A “Precancerous” Lesion. Do I Have Cancer?
Receiving the news that you have a precancerous lesion can cause considerable confusion and stress. Naturally, questions will arise as to the risks of getting a “cancerous” lesion, whether treatment is necessary and, if necessary, what treatment options are... read more
December 17, 2018
Pathologists: The Behind-the-Scenes Cancer Specialists And The Importa...
A pathologist is an important part of every cancer care team. But chances are you don’t know much about these doctors or the crucial reports they write. Here are seven commonly asked questions about pathologists and their work. Q: What is a pathologist? A... read more
November 28, 2018
Cancer Staging: Why It’s Important And Why Accuracy Matters
If you’re diagnosed with cancer, one of the most important things you’ll learn is your cancer’s stage. It’s a way of describing how much cancer is in your body and where the cancer is located. “That knowledge is crucial since doctors need to know your... read more
November 8, 2018
Why it is Important to See a Genetic Counselor
A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect. Still, patients are often referred for genetic counseling, because the results can help them make... read more
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