Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the risk factors for breast cancer, the most common malignancy in women after skin cancer. Although this disease predominantly affects women, men can also develop breast cancer. The American Cancer Society predicts that of the 246,660 American women who develop new cases of invasive breast cancer in… Continue reading Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Second Colposcopy and Repeat Pap

Yesterday began another two-week waiting period for more Pap results. In the July 22, 2014 post, I described the results of the uncomfortable colposcopy and biopsy I had earlier in the month (reported on July 10). I returned to the doctor's office yesterday for what I thought would be a routine Pap test. However, after the doctor… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Second Colposcopy and Repeat Pap

Health Benefits of Yogurt

While my assistant, Little Miss Muffet, is helping me restructure ThePatientPath, she needs to keep up her strength. For this she frequently turns to curds and whey,* although my preference is plain vanilla yogurt. (I say this with apologies to the plant—and to the Aztecs—for using the word “plain” to describe vanilla: it does, after all,… Continue reading Health Benefits of Yogurt

My Story – High Cholesterol: A Family History of Cardiovascular Disease

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Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

Peach Ribbon for Uterine Cancer Awareness THIS POST IS BEING UPDATED. PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON. Read the companion piece, Breast Cancer Risk Factors. While this information is being updated, please keep in mind that estrogen-related factors account for 80% of uterine cancers and that obesity is a big part of the problem. Hereditary factors also play… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer Risk Factors: Ladies (and Gents), Please Read

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Mammogram Results–One Less Thing to Worry About

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, among other things I had my annual screening mammogram done yesterday. Just 24 hours later, I am holding the faxed report in my hands with the word "BENIGN" in big bold letters. Scattered fibroglandular elements and calcifications were seen, all harmless. The only recommendation was to get another screening mammogram… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Mammogram Results–One Less Thing to Worry About