It’s crucial for everyone to ensure their health remains a top priority. It’s the reason why Marshfield Clinic Health System and NewsChannel 7 bring you Buddy Check 7, a women’s health awareness program.
Our goal is to educate and encourage women to take control of their health by staying aware, scheduling regular screenings and reminding their “buddies” to do the same. The earlier any issue is diagnosed, the more likely treatment will be successful.
We invite you to join us. Watch for our special Buddy Check 7 reports on the 7th of every month.
Buddy Check 7 is sponsored by Marshfield Clinic Health System.
Some birthdays come with identifiable milestones: at age 16, you can get a driver’s license; at 18, you can vote and become a legal adult. Age 45 is the year most people are recommended to get a colonoscopy.
It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but with the holiday season also comes an increased risk for death from a cardiac event. The Chief Science Officer for the American Heart Association says it’s a grim reality of the winter holiday season.
Knowing your risk factors for breast cancer can help you and your doctor make decisions about your health and your chances of developing breast cancer. One way to get a picture of your risk factors is through genetic testing.
For those who have a suspicion that they have breast cancer, the only way to know for sure is through an invasive surgical biopsy. However, new research is finding ways to turn a diagnostic surgery into a simple blood test.
During the summer months spending as much time outside as possible can be tempting. But if you’re spending time outside, you’ll want to make sure you’re protecting your skin from the sun -- and checking yourself regularly for skin cancer.
Genetics are playing an increasingly important role in how we look at our health now and in the future. Right now, Marshfield Clinic Cancer Care and Research Center is using genetic testing to better care for breast cancer patients.
Marshfield Clinic’s Cancer Care and Research Center is staying busy with nearly a dozen clinical trials for breast cancer patients-- from those that evaluate radiation therapy before and after surgery, to a handful that look into which current standard of care has the best outcomes.
A recent report says there are more than 3.8 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. But, as Veronica Lyon explained, family history isn’t always a reliable factor in diagnosing the disease.
A creative night of art and awareness returns to Wittenberg to raise funds for Marshfield Clinic cancer patients. But organizers need artists to “think pink” and help create the night’s main attractions.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. During the week of Oct. 4-8, NewsChannel will highlight the work of nonprofits working to raise awareness and the advancement of treatment options for those with the diagnosis.
Cattail Cottage is now available for cancer patients and one caregiver, with a referral from a doctor. It offers a temporary living space for cancer patients living 40 or more miles away to get their treatment at Marshfield Clinic.
A panel consisting of surgeons, genetic counselors, physicians and breast health coordinators answered phone calls during the 4th annual Buddy Check phone bank held at WSAW-TV in partnership with Marshfield Clinic, Thursday.
NewsChannel 7 will host is fourth annual Buddy Check 7 Phone Bank on Thursday, Oct. 18. It will run 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Coverage will take place during our newscasts along with an extended half hour of coverage from 6:30-7 p.m.
Breast cancer is a disease often correlated with women. However, for Mark Boeck, he took the lead role in his family of bringing up the topic, after being tested for a genetic mutation that can put people at higher risk for developing the disease.
Doctors at Marshfield Clinic say the addition of 3D mammography in their screening process can pick up an additional 40% more cancers, they simply wouldn't have been able to see with a standard 2D image.
At home genetic testing kits are enticing to people looking to know more about their family background, but when it comes to your health, specifically whether or not breast cancer may be in your genetics, some medical professionals warn, the direct to consumer options may not be best.
A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray. Now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.
Just 10 years ago, many breast cancer fighters would most likely be told to omit physical activity and relax after treatment. But, according to some physical therapists, exercise may actually be the best medicine.
There are different opinions in the medical world on when and if at all women should conduct self-breast exams. The American Cancer Society says there's little evidence that the screening actually helps find cancer any earlier.
When doctors analyze a mammogram, one thing they consider is density. As a radiologist, Dr. Steven Sotile has analyzed thousands of images, looking for potential spots of cancer. But the more dense a breast is, the more white it appears on a mammogram.
It's a diagnosis that to many seems to come completely out of the blue. That's why, Marshfield Clinic works to provide patients with as much support as possible to try and get them on the fastest and smoothest road to breast cancer recovery.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, a huge increase from only three million survivors in 1971. An event this weekend is celebrating that and encouraging positive thinking.
Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is an integrated health system serving Wisconsin with more than 12,000 employees including more than 1,400 providers comprising over 170 specialties, a health plan, and research and education programs.