Men have breast tissue. Therefore, men can get breast cancer. But men typically aren’t included in clinical trials for breast cancer treatments. Treatment for male breast cancer is based on data from women with the disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants that to change. The agency is urging researchers to enroll men in clinical trials for breast cancer treatments.
Podcast presentation for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's National MS Education & Awareness Month "Flex Your MS Muscle" Teleconference Series
From a deeply personal perspective and told in riveting detail, "Catch That Look" explores the relationships between doctors and their patients, as well as between patients and their loved ones. With each new page, it becomes crystal clear that just as a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes, when you catch it, a look speaks volumes.
This poignant and often humorous story of acceptance and change relies on a basic truth – good health and life are fleeting, but love and humor trump all. Every second matters, a point driven home by yet another life-altering diagnosis.
Let’s face it, cholesterol readings can be confusing. Not only is there total cholesterol, HDL, and LDL, there’s also non-HDL cholesterol. What exactly is non-HDL cholesterol, how is it different to the other cholesterol readings, and what do you need to know about it?
As you probably know, not all cholesterol is bad. Your body needs some cholesterol in order to function properly. But you don’t want too much of it, particularly the bad kind.
Non-HDL cholesterol is a way of ...
Some people are naturally happy alone. But for others, being solo is a challenge. If you fall into the latter group, there are ways to become more comfortable with being alone (yes, even if you’re a hardcore extrovert). Regardless of how you feel about being alone, building a good relationship with yourself is a worthy investment. After all, you do spend quite a bit of time with yourself, so you might as well learn to enjoy it.
If you’re a heavy smoker and quit now, within five years you could see a significant reduction in your risk for cardiovascular disease. But you’ll still have more risk for cardiovascular disease than someone who never smoked, according to a new study published in JAMA.
Eyes that bulge, or protrude out of their normal position, could be a sign of a serious medical condition. Proptosis and exophthalmos are the medical terms used to describe bulging eyes. While some people are born with eyes that protrude more than normal, others develop them as a result of an underlying medical condition.
Chemotherapy is a powerful cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. It can shrink a primary tumor, kill cancer cells that may have broken off the primary tumor, and stop cancer from spreading. But it doesn’t work for everyone. Some types of cancer are more resistant to chemo than others, and others can become resistant to it over time.
Here are some signs that chemotherapy may not be working as well as expected: