Hematology/Oncology Opinion Archive
Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
Activity trackers may help transfusion-dependent patients estimate hemoglobin levels.
Performing skin checks during other procedures can identify abnormalities that would otherwise be overlooked.
A medical organization dedicated to discussing the root causes of cancer, takes a different perspective on how to spread awareness of breast cancer.
Clinicians' personal beliefs cannot influence end-of-life care.
SCOTUS decision in Hobby Lobby case reaches beyond contraception.
Even medical pros struggle with the more awkward situations involved in routine health care.
Health practitioners need to be prepared, and help prepare patients for end-of-life discussions.
A combination of the best available evidence, personal history and risk factors may soon replace standardized testing practices.
Obesity is a well known risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases but also for many types of cancer.
We can empower colonoscopy patients with a few written instructions to help ensure the procedure is safe and has optimal outcomes.
Testing for the breast-cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 is costly and not a standard screening tool for the general patient population.
Patients should be encouraged to read up on their health, but make sure they are using reputable sources.
Highest-risk patients typically clear the HPV virus in 8 to 24 months without treatment.
Patients may already know they should use a SPF 30 sunscreen, but are they applying it properly?
Teen girls will come up with 100 reasons to use tanning beds. We as health-care providers need to give parents one really big reason to say no.
Encouraging patients of both sexes to receive the HPV vaccine will help achieve higher herd immunity rates and offer greater protection.
The Komen Foundation's decisions to withdraw and then reinstate Planned Parenthood breast-screening funding highlight disturbing trends in health care.
Despite the abundance of pink that Breast Cancer Awareness brings in October, many women are still confused about recent screening guideline changes.
What is the significance of an isolated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 161 IU/L in the absence of gallbladder, pancreas or liver disease?
When discussing indoor tanning with adolescent patients, appealing to their sense of vanity can go a long way toward dissuading them from engaging in risky behaviors.
Family members can often be more demanding than patients, but addressing anxiety in a compassionate manner can create a more positive experience for everyone involved.
There is no hard fast rule governing the timing of a first gynecological visit, but establishing a comfortable relationship with a gynecology provider during adolescence can provide young women with crucial health and sexual education.
Encourage actionable breast cancer awareness this month with breast self-exams, mammograms and healthy living.
Clinicians need to better screen their patients and educate them about when best to begin obtaining routine mammograms.
Evidence and advice about breast cancer screening continues to emerge.