Category Archives: Cancer

What do your nails say about your health?!

What do your nails say about your health?!  Nails can be a window into your overall health.  Read on…. Green nail syndrome.  This  may be caused by excessive copper in the body or an infection called Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of … Continue reading

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Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon and deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon AND deadly cancer.  It is the 12th most common cause of cancer in the US and usually diagnosed at an advanced stage.  Only 3% of stage III patients are alive at 5 years.  Pancreatic cancer … Continue reading

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Bladder cancer is the sixth most prevalent cancer in the US. It causes more than 16,000 deaths yearly. This often presents with painless blood in the urine. The risk factors for bladder cancer include male sex, older age, white race, … Continue reading

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Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?

Want a synopsis of a Pulitzer-prize-winning oncologist/author with FASCINATING ideas?  Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, PhD this week came to University of Nevada Reno and spoke to a packed crowd. Dr. Mukherjee has written two books: The Emperor of all Maladies: A … Continue reading

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Is there a link between weight and cancer?

Is there a link between weight and cancer?  We think yes!  Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“The CDC”) published a report that being overweight or obese significantly increased the risk of developing at least 13 (!) … Continue reading

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Traveling soon? See your family doctor for pretravel medical advice!

Pre-travel medical consultation will review many aspects of your trip– your destination, itinerary, medical history, immunization history and other details.   The best time to be seen is 6 weeks before departure to maximize benefit of immunizations and other preventive measures. Did … Continue reading

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Do you really need a pelvic exam during your next well visit?

Maybe not.   The American Academy of Family Physicians released an update April 25, 2017 stating that when screening non-pregnant  women without any gynecological or abdominal symptoms, no pelvic exam needs to be done.   Actually, in the age of quantifying research into … Continue reading

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