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BY Heather Alexander

In many cases, women spot signs of breast cancer outside of regular breast cancer screenings. In fact, paying attention to changes in your breasts during regular activities like showering or getting dressed, along with getting your annual mammogram if you’re age 40 or over, is one of the best ways to increase your chances of finding breast cancer early, when it’s easiest to treat.

“Any change you notice that is different to you...

Woman is shown holding a pink ribbon photos for breast cancer awareness.

BY Devon Carter

The FLT3 gene helps stem cells mature to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a process known as differentiation. The gene...

BY Lisa Garcia

When leiomyosarcoma survivor Gail Walsh told her orthopedic oncologist Patrick Lin, M.D., that she planned to hike the Appalachian Trail,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Radioactive iodine therapy has been used in the treatment of thyroid cancer since the early 1940s. But how does it work? Which patients need it? And how has its use changed over the years?

To learn more about this highly effective and well-established tool, we spoke with Jeena Varghese, M.D., who specializes in endocrine tumors.

What is radioactive iodine therapy?

Radioactive iodine therapy is a radiopharmaceutical...

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BY Gina Van Thomme

When Daniel ‘Joe’ Einspahr, M.D., and his son bike into Virginia Beach next summer, they will have more than one reason to celebrate. Not...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Iron-deficiency anemia is one of the most common reasons people are rejected as potential blood donors.

But what causes this condition...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy...

BY Molly Adams

Depending on your lifestyle and how you spend your downtime, you may find yourself sitting or lying down more than you’re moving throughout...

BY Gerry McKim

As a retired Navy hurricane research pilot, I don’t leave anything up to chance. When I was with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

More than half of cancer patients undergo surgery as a part of their cancer treatment. Just about every patient who has surgery will have...