More than 42 million Americans are infected with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said say nearly everyone will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives.
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.