Category Archives: Cancer

Wrong site surgery: Cancer operation

In Portland, Oregon, a 25-year-old new mother already battling cancer for the second time said her doctor operated in the wrong spot. Sarah Christensen went into the hospital for removal of lymph nodes in her neck. After surgery, the surgeon … Continue reading

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Pap smears and cervical cancer: a necessary test to prevent an unnecessary death

I have cared for several women who died from cervical cancer. It is a gruesome, painful death. One in 147 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer during their lifetime. The majority of women have local, easily treatable cancer at … Continue reading

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Breast cancer: How do you prepare for a total change in your life?

A friend of mine found out last week that she has aggressive breast cancer. She had genetic testing done to see if she has a genetic type of breast cancer common in her ethnic group. The initial plan was 3 … Continue reading

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