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Breast Cancer Screening and Beyond

Submitted by Dr. Ellen Bahtiarian, MD

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and therefore it is the perfect time to plan for your mammogram and learn about the advanced breast care technologies available at Beebe Healthcare. Mammography is still the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. There is some controversy...
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Decrease Risk Factors to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Submitted by M. Lisa Attebery, DO, FACOS

Women’s health is a hot topic in the media, whether it be in the magazine, newspaper, radio or television. And, breast health is front and center, especially during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a general surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology, I frequently get asked what...
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Treating Cancer with HIPEC

Submitted by James Spellman, MD

Hyperthermic Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a method of treating cancer by delivering heated chemotherapy directly into the abdomen. This type of cancer treatment has been very successful in removing cancers of the stomach, appendix, colon, and ovaries. HIPEC is suitable for...
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Body Image Healing as a Cancer Survivor

Submitted by Nataliya Melnyk, MD

Body image is a complicated subject. Instilled at a young age, we become aware of our bodies, how we feel in our skin, what makes us who we are, and how we want others to perceive us. Personal body image evolves throughout our lives and can be affected by any number of events or situations—puberty...
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Managing the Merriment while Coping with Cancer

Submitted by Srujitha Murukutla, MD

Family gatherings and celebrations are traditions that bring joy, however, they can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. Add a cancer diagnosis or treatment into the mix, and the weight can become unbearable. If you or someone you love is navigating the merriment with this extra burden...
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The Long-Term Effects of Vaping are Still Unknown

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

Harmful Compounds are Found in e-Cigarettes What is Vaping? Vaping can be defined as the act of inhaling vapor from e-liquid through a personal vaporizer. When users draw on the device, a battery within heats the liquid, which is then atomized into an inhalable vapor. The main components of e-...
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Breast Cancer Month: More than Awareness

Submitted by Carmen Pisc, MD, Medical Oncologist at Tunnell Cancer Center

Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. We’ve known someone, we’ve loved someone, or we’ve been someone who has fought this disease, but what now? Can we purchase enough pink to fund the research for a cure? We can try, but we also need more than awareness—we need action. So, let’s...
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Lean Into Love – Coping as a Caregiver

Submitted by Nataliya Melnyk, MD

You probably didn’t see it coming and had no way to prepare, but here you are – someone you love has received a diagnosis that rocks your world. Your role has shifted; life has changed. You are the caregiver, the one responsible for maintaining daily physical needs and navigating the heavy...
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What is the Connection Between Breast Cancer and Bone Health

Submitted by Porselvi Chockalingam, MD

So many great strides have been made in breast cancer research in the past few decades that there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Although the tragedy of experiencing breast cancer cannot be diminished, the fact is that more than ever before, breast...
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