Posts Categorized: Cancer

Everything You Didn’t Know 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 »

What is a 3D Mammogram?

Cheryl Williams, MD

If you’ve had a mammogram in the past year or so, you’ve probably heard about 3D mammography. At Nebraska Medicine, we’ve begun offering this technology for screening and diagnosis – and some insurance companies are now covering it. What exactly is it? Three-dimensional (3D) mammography is a new technology that allows doctors to examine breast… Read more »

Large Crowd Watches As Beams Raised

Colleagues from Nebraska Medicine and UNMC signed the beams prior to the event.

Ceremony Commemorates Milestone in Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Construction Elected officials, dignitaries, community leaders and Nebraska Medicine and UNMC colleagues crowded the green space in front of the Durham Research Towers Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the “topping off” of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. The topping off ceremony commemorates the completion… Read more »

Meeting My Hero

Pansey Bobay meets her stem cell donor, Edward, in Florida.

I was a 31-year-old mom with a 12-year-old son living in Indiana when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2001. I had noticed a small, hard lump in my upper thigh area. It never got any smaller. At the time, I thought, “I’ll go see my family doctor.” After visiting with him, he recommended… Read more »

Bad Luck or Bad Genes?

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To know my story, I have to start with my mom. It was 1995 and I still remember “the call.” So many others have received a similar call. You know, the one where the person on the other side says, “it’s breast cancer, but don’t worry — we have great doctors who told us it… Read more »