Posts Categorized: Cancer

Why Do Mammograms Hurt?

We know that mammography can hurt. We like to think of it as “uncomfortable.” But I think, for some women, it must feel more painful than it does for others. We do have to compress the breast tissues to see detail in the images. If you find it terribly painful, take a Tylenol or Aleve… Read more »

Who Should Have a Mammogram?

Dr. Cheryl Williams reviews images from a 3D mammogram.

The best age to start mammography — there’s been a lot of discussion about that issue. The major medical societies all agree and that includes the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Age 40 – that’s when they all advise every woman should… Read more »

Warning Signs of Lymphoma

Matthew Lunning, MD

Once again, September brings global awareness to lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Our immune system is an unseen engine that is always idling, waiting to shift gears in the face of an infection. However, if the body’s immune transmission goes wrong, lymphoma may arise. Just like a car’s transmission, lymphoma has both low… Read more »

Answers to Common Questions About Colon Cancer

Sean Langenfeld - General Surgery - 2012

Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection and treatment, more than a million people in the U.S. are survivors of colon or rectum cancer. Knowing the facts can help you take the steps you need to avoid this deadly disease. Colon and rectal surgeon Sean Langenfeld, MD, answers important questions about colon cancer. How common… Read more »