Biopsies Confirm the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer After Abnormal Mammogram

With Marissa Lawson, University of Washington and Christoph Lee, University of Washington While mammograms are often the first step in detecting breast cancer, patients need additional testing after an abnormal screening result. Further imaging can determine whether a finding is truly suspicious for cancer, and sometimes a biopsy is required to confirm a diagnosis. However, …

Life After Diagnosis: Navigating What You Love With Urothelial

Trust your support system Whether it’s family, friends, religious groups, support groups, professional counselors, or others, it’s important to establish a support system to help you cope with your diagnosis, aftercare, and daily chores. A cancer diagnosis can trigger feelings such as depression, anxiety, and worry. Therefore, patients can benefit from people to talk to, …

Multiple Sclerosis: What to Expect from Diagnosis to Treatment

Candice Morgan blamed her bouts of dizziness from hunger or fatigue. Detroit, Michigan-based IT specialist, despite taking a pregnancy test, knew she was not pregnant. Ten days later, he went to the hospital, where doctors did a CT scan and kept him overnight for observation. The next day, doctors requested an MRI and confirmed his …

People with a Diagnosis of a Bleeding Disorder Should Balance Their Priorities

Accidents happen when babies begin to explore their world. 7-month-old Ryanne McIsaac slightly bumped his head on one such adventure. He developed a bruise much larger than the fist deserved, and blood came from his ears and mouth. When Ryanne’s family took him to the hospital, medical professionals had to rule out the abuse. “I …

My Life-Changing Cervical Cancer Diagnosis Inspired Me to Become a Human

as said Chandra Whitfield I spent the night lying on the bathroom floor with my legs against the wall, the only position that offered some relief from the constant stabbing sensation radiating between my lower back and rectum. And this was not the first. This had become a habit in the last six months. I …