Preparing for Your Next Imaging Scan
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, you’ll probably find yourself going to a lot of imaging scans. Imaging scans are a tool your health care team may use to see how well your cancer treatment is working. These scans may be scheduled before, during, and after treatments.
Imaging scans are an important part of the treatme
Coping With the Emotional Side of Cancer
When you’re going through cancer treatment, you may experience more than just physical symptoms. Cancer can also take a toll on your emotions and mental health.
You could feel sad, overwhelmed, or fearful about not knowing what lies ahead. You may have anxiety about doctor appointments, your scans, or waiting for test results. You also may
8 Tips for Your Next Cancer Infusion Treatment
When you’re going through treatment, it can feel like a long series of office visits, tests and scans, and waiting. Plus, coping with the unknown can become a constant challenge. Being prepared may help you feel more in control of your infusion therapy experience. So, along with the information your health care team provides, here are some he
What Is HPV?
What is HPV?
HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is a virus that can cause certain cancers and diseases in both males and females.
Unfortunately, because HPV often has no signs or symptoms, many people who have the virus don't even know it.
For most people, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don't clear the virus, it could cause cert
Goals of HIV Therapy
Your doctor is your partner in the fight against HIV. In the past, you may have avoided talking about personal matters. However, the more you can talk about your needs, the better your doctor can start you—and keep you—on a course of HIV therapy that works best for you.
Use a calendar to keep track of important dates that are si
Risk Factors for High Cholesterol You Can Control
The food you eat
Eating foods high in saturated fat or trans fat can raise your cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol can contribute to the buildup of a substance called plaque in the walls of your arteries. When plaque builds up in the arteries, it may be hard for blood to flow through them.
These are some examples of foods that have sat