Effective communication with your doctor – My Cancer Advisor

Posts Tagged ‘Effective communication with your doctor’

Dec 29 2010
Surgical Removal of Non-Cancerous Breast or Ovary Decreases Mortality Rate

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is continued evidence that prophylactic removal of the breast and ovaries decreases mortality rate This subject is not without controversy, but results of studies hav...

Sep 12 2010
How Do I Get My Medical Records?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Below are a few basic principles that will allow you to know your rights and get the records you need The most critical medical records in your cancer care are usually your...

Aug 13 2010
Is the Media Just Telling Cancer Patients What They Want to Hear?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Lay media does a poor job of keeping a balanced perspective when reporting cancer information Study found that 95% reported exclusively on aggressive and expensive treatmen...

Jul 26 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Needs an Experienced Medical Team

Expert Analysis Highlights: Radiation and surgery components of treatment for pancreatic cancer are highly complex Data indicate that rates of postoperative mortality are directly related to the surgi...

Jul 22 2010
Acupuncture to Treat Hot Flashes Instead of Drug Therapy?

Expert Analysis Highlights: There is some evidence, although somewhat controversial, that acupuncture can be effective in reducing frequency of hot flashes A small, 12-week study concluded “Acupunct...

Jun 21 2010
Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova Confronts Breast Cancer

Expert Analysis Highlights: Martina Navratilova describes her initial reaction when informed she had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer “This was my personal  9/11″ says Navratilov...

Jun 21 2010
Why Are Biomarkers Important for DCIS Breast Cancer Patients?

Expert Analysis Highlights: Study identifies biomarker expression that were helpful in predicting risk of recurrence for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated by lumpectomy alone Infor...

Jun 15 2010
In the Operating Room: Breast Reconstruction Surgery

There are many options for breast reconstructive surgery. One of the more popular is the TRAM flap, especially for a woman with excess belly fat or an abdomen that has been stretched out by pregnancy....

May 12 2010
Genetic Testing May Help Decision to Avoid Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Expert Analysis Highlights: Genetic test (oncotype DX) aids decision as to whether or not to undergo chemotherapy after surgery Profile of the breast cancer genes can be used to predict whether or not...