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Thelma, age 64 from Kansas City, Missouri was diagnosed with Stage II triple-positive breast cancer in 2014. Now, two years following... Read more
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Q. In addition to dealing with my sister’s breast cancer diagnosis, I know this means myself and my daughter are at higher risk. How am I supposed to make decisions? There are just too many unknowns.
A. You’re correct that having a sibling (or parent) with diagnosed breast cancer puts you at higher risk for developing breast cancer. It is one of the many factors doctors look at when assessing a person’s breast cancer risk. While you help your sister cope with the many decisions and changes she will ... More
Q. I always thought leukemia was a childhood cancer, until I was diagnosed at 55. Why isn’t there more awareness of leukemia in adults?
A. That’s an excellent question, especially since blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma are far more common in adults than in children. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children—which is possibly why childhood cancer and leukemia seem synonymous to many. The fact is that... More
Q. My dad’s doctor is concerned my dad may have fatty liver disease, and now he’s going in for a liver biopsy. Sounds like a painful way just to get some information. Isn’t there a better way?
A. A diagnosis of liver disease can be frightening, but early detection is the best defense. One of three Americans is now living with fatty liver disease, the presence of too much fat in the liver. While many people associate liver disease with heavy alcohol consumption, there are actually two main types... More
Q. Why isn’t there comprehensive cancer care in Eastern Jackson County? People who are ill shouldn’t have to travel around for care.
A. In 2016, there will be about 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the United States, as estimated by the National Cancer Institute. But the good news is, cancer death rates have continued to decline, showing progress in treating the disease.
HCA Midwest Health is contributing to the fight against cancer ... More
Q. I’m almost 50 and I’ve been told that my risk of developing genitourinary cancers increases as I get older. Honestly, I don’t even know what they are. Can you clue me in?
A. You definitely aren't the only person unfamiliar with genitourinary (GU) cancers. The term isn't as common as some, but you've likely heard of most—if not all—of the types of cancer that fall under the category.
Genitourinary cancers only develop in the male reproductive system and adrenal glands that... More