Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S. behind skin cancer, and the second most deadly, behind lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
While those sound like grim statistics, when prostate cancer is diagnosed early enough that it has not spread far outside the prostate, if at all, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent.


How Might Your Body Change After Breast Cancer?

A woman reflects on a breast cancer diagnosis.

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, and you’re aware that the treatments may cause side effects.

Common complications include hair loss, scars or reactions to radiation.

Other less-discussed side effects, such as swelling of the arm and weight change, are also possible.

As you begin treatment, what can you expect, and how can you prepare for possible changes to your body?


Coping With Changes to Your Body After Breast Cancer

woman with breast cancer hugging her child

Women with breast cancer are often distressed by changes to their body after treatment.

These can include scars from surgery, hair loss due to chemotherapy, swelling in the arm and weight gain.

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, how can you prepare for the possibilities?

And psychologically, how can you best cope with them?


Considering a Knee Replacement?

A man clutches his knee in pain.

 You’ve lived with knee pain for a long time. It’s keeping you from activities you enjoy, and it’s interfering with your sleep.

You’re thinking seriously about having knee replacement surgery.

But how can you be sure it’s the right decision for you?

You definitely owe it to yourself to consider all the factors.

Getting Answers

Over 600,000 Americans get a total knee replacement every year, and most report great improvement after surgery.  



Subscribe to RSS - Conditions