Posts for tag: cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An Insider’s Experience Caring for Breast Cancer Patients

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have been given the opportunity to share my experience in caring for patients with breast cancer over these past years. I am a radiation oncologist at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and meet  More…

The 3-Day Fight Against Breast Cancer: An Insider’s Perspective

As October brings renewed emphasis on breast cancer detection and prevention, Emory Saint Joseph’s Laboratory Manager Eileen Stone, a 15-year veteran of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, shares a first-person account of what this event means to her and to  More…

Testicular Cancer: What are the Signs and Symptoms of Testicular Cancer?

Testicular cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in one or both testicles. Like many other parts of the body, testicles can be affected by certain conditions and diseases, which can lead to symptoms. Most often, testicular cancer  More…

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Mammograms, Clinical Breast Exams & More

According to data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 12% of all women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. Statistics like these, combined with recent high profile cases such as Angelina Jolie undergoing a  More…

Cancer: Understanding the Link Between Excess Weight and Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that one out of three cancer deaths in the U.S. is linked to excess body weight, a lack of physical activity, and/or poor nutrition. Body weight has the strongest effect on increasing cancer risk,  More…

What is Better for Cancer Prevention? Weights or Cardiovascular Exercise?

Shervin V. Oskouei, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist, Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Shannon Kahn, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital For overall health, including cancer prevention, the most effective fitness plan incorporates both cardiovascular training and strength training. There are different  More…

Foods that Fight Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2014. [1] It’s no secret that eating a healthy diet helps reduce your chances  More…

Debbie Church’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Dick and I fell in love over 32 years ago and have never quite gotten over it! We have had some interesting moments, but we have made it through each challenge. Love always finds a way. Unexpectedly, our lives changed  More…

Get All Your Breast Cancer Questions Answered Live & Online

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, a total of 229,060 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in both men and women. In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Emory Healthcare family is hosting a  More…

How We’re Improving Access To Top Level Cancer Care in Atlanta

As Saint Joseph’s Hospital moves forward in its exciting new partnership with Emory Healthcare, we want to make our community aware of new developments in the oncology department that are allowing Saint Joseph’s to collaborate with the Winship Cancer Institute  More…

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