| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Jane Pang has given her time, money and abounding energy to the fight against breast cancer. She's also shared the most personal and precious gift of all — a piece of herself.
Earlier this year, Pang flew from Orange County, Calif., to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Leah Snyder was living her fairytale. She married her prince charming and looked forward to having children. And her dreams came true when she gave birth to her baby girl.
Snyder breast-fed her daughter for a year, and during that time, she felt lumps...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:31 AM
When the biopsy for cancer in her left breast came back positive, “my world flipped upside down in a matter of a second,” recalls Belkys Silva. “I was in shock and disbelief, my eyes began to water and a knot formed in my throat as I...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard that the CDC now recommends baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Is that true? If so, why is testing necessary? Wouldn't I have symptoms if I had the disease?
ANSWER: It is true that the U.S. Centers for Disease...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's not just for people with celiac disease. But is it for you?
In the world of trendy diets, the latest catchphrase is gluten-free. That's the eating style essential to people with celiac disease, which is an intolerance to the protein glutenâfound...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: If a 40-year-old former smoker has been told she has pulmonary (lung) nodules, does this mean lung cancer?
A: The term nodule is usually used to describe a small rounded growth or lump. This can appear anywhere on or in the body. Or it may be found on...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
October, with its ubiquitous pink ribbons, has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. I'm guessing you didn't know that September has a ribbon too — a little-seen light blue ribbon that is the sign of Prostate Cancer Awareness month. I didn't...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine.
Some doctors and researchers believe testing for PSA, which stands for...
| Jul 22, 2013
The lifetime waterman shifted uncomfortably on the narrow hospital bed. "I'd rather work a month for free than be here," said Edward "E.C." Hogge, Jr., who operates his deadrise, "Shannon Kay," out of Gloucester. Hogge was being prepped for a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching and routinely examining men with early, slow-growing prostate cancer is more effective and cheaper than sending them to surgery or radiation right away, according to a new study.
The findings are based on a model of...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A man with no risk factors for prostate cancer can go his whole life without ever taking a PSA test, according to the American Urological Assn.
In a new clinical guideline unveiled Friday, the urologists said that only men between the ages of 55 and...