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Having cancer is personal for any patient. Cancer creates uncertainty and causes embarrassing side effects in both men and women. For men, this personal discomfort heightens with prostate cancer because of its invasive treatments. Still, loved ones should push...
Every woman dreads the terrible diagnosis of breast cancer, the leading cancer in women worldwide. Wanting to catch abnormal signs early, many women heed their doctors’ recommendations and get yearly mammograms. Depending on which doctor they see, however, patients...
If you’re suffering through stomach pains and digestive problems every day, you are not alone. Thousands of people live with digestive problems in the United States, and few feel comfortable enough to tell their doctors. Despite the discomfort, you...
This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will find over 300,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. When these doctors first diagnose breast cancer in women, the patients are often anxious about upcoming...
Every month, it seems that another food gets pulled from the grocery shelves because of listeria. You may have even heard warnings about infection during pregnancy, but you don’t know exactly what all the concern is about. With all...
If you’ve just come out of surgery or are suffering from chronic pain, you probably appreciate medicine that numbs it, like opioids. Unfortunately, research shows that even medical use of opioids comes with a cost. Each year, millions of...
In late fall and early spring, you’re probably not too concerned about catching colds and dealing with sore throats. You’re busy enjoying the changing seasons, and you should be. If you do happen to get a sore throat that...
During your pregnancy, you might dread the renowned “sugar test” that your doctor will probably order around 24–28 weeks. You have to drink a sugary liquid and wait around for its effects to spread throughout your system. If you...
As the weather warms up, you and your family will probably be spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. After all, the summer brings more opportunities for you to camp, hike, swim, and bike. Before going outside, though, be...
These days, health information is readily accessible everywhere on the web. But before you take any advice, remember to consider the source of your information. We recently received this question from a viewer: Dear Dr. Manny, I saw something on Facebook about...