Category Archives: Cancer

Breast Cancer

One of the first things to understand about a breast cancer case is staging.  Breast cancer stages range from 0 to IV, with many subcategories. Lower numbers indicate earlier stages of cancer, while higher numbers reflect late-stage cancers.  If a doctor waits too long to order the appropriate tests, the disease can progress without treatment.  […]

Is Your Doctor Ignoring Your Signs of Prostate Cancer? Don’t Let Your Doctor Ignore Your Elevated PSA

Perhaps no other cancer is more a casualty of the “doctor knows best” fallacy than prostate cancer. Over 1.2 million men a year are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. If you are a man over the age of 40, your doctor should be talking to you about prostate cancer. That discussion should […]

Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Something that a young woman never expects to feel is a lump in her breast, especially if breast implants have previously been placed. Everything checked out during the implant surgery so the lump must be a cyst, right? Wrong! Physicians who treat young women with lumps in their breasts must be vigilant in making sure […]