Video: Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, on Colorectal Cancer: Why Are More Younger People Being Affected?
Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, discusses the steep rise of early-onset colorectal cancer over the past 15 years, which cannot be explained by genetic predisposition but may be prompted by environmental factors (Session ED35).Source: The ASCO Post
Doctors Urge the Public to Seek Help for Cancer Screenings as Sharp Decline in Care Means Thousands of Untreated Cases
In March and April just 97 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed throughout Hartford Healthcare compared with 233 cases in 2019. The stark decline holds true for digestive cancers with a 42 percent decline in diagnoses and breast cancer with a 30 percent decline in diagnoses compared to the same period in 2019.Source: CT Examiner
New Breast Cancer Screening Laws, Technology Give Advocates Hope In Closing Gaps In Care
Marion Bradley always knew that getting breast cancer was a possibility. After all, she had a family history of the disease, so she wasn’t shocked when she was diagnosed with an early stage of the cancer about five years ago.Source: NPR
Greenwich woman helps lead early detection battle against ovarian, breast cancers
GREENWICH — Greenwich Hospital will spearhead an effort to help doctors better recognize the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer and breast cancer and more effectively diagnose the potentially deadly diseases.Source: Greenwich Time
Greenwich Hospital and the Town of Greenwich partner to announce a new program to screen earlier for Breast and Ovarian Cancers
Greenwich, CT (May 1, 2019) – Greenwich Hospital will launch a new physician education program to help all doctors recognize potential early signs of breast and ovarian cancer in an effort to diagnose both diseases much sooner. Called the MAT Education Program, the curriculum was developed by physicians at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center at the behest of Greenwich resident Kaile Josephs Zagger who lost her mother, Marilyn Ann Trahan (MAT) 20 years ago to ovarian cancer.
When It's Time For A Mammogram, Should You Ask For 3D?
When women get a mammogram they may be offered one of two types. The older type of mammogram takes a single straightforward X-ray image of the breast. The newer 3D takes pictures from many angles. Now, more evidence shows that 3D mammography offers a more thorough picture of breast tissue and is more accurate.Source: NPR
Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Tanoue for the 2019 Connecticut Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award
Dr. Lynn Tanoue has been awarded the 2019 Connecticut Thoracic Society Chapter Outstanding Clinician Award. Dr. Tanoue is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, the Director of Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Sun Safety and skin cancer prevention
Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. As we spend our days in the sun this summer, it's important to protect your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Leventhal came to Good Morning Connecticut to share some stats and tips. Leventhal said melanoma accounts for only about one percent of skin cancers but causes a majority of skin cancer deaths. Although it is less common than other types of skin cancer, such as basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, it is more dangerous because it is more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught early.Source: WTNH