Suburban Hospital colorectal surgeon Vivek Patil, MD, explains what to expect when getting a colonoscopy, who’s at risk for colon cancer, and what you can do to lower your chances of a cancer diagnosis.Read More
Suburban Hospital Health Information: Ask the Expert. Physicians provide expert advice on current health-related topics including cancer care, cardiac care, emergency care, orthopedic care and neurosciences.
Prostate cancer is a topic that you may have seen in the news lately, as there is disagreement regarding the benefits versus the harm of screening and treatment. The fact is that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer, and the second most common cause of death from cancer.
Thanks to earlier detection and treatment, however, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined is nearly 100 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Suburban Hospital urologist Dr. Mark Rosenblum discusses what men need to know about prostate cancer screening and treatment.
Angelina Jolie going public with her decision to undergo a risk-reducing double mastectomy has caused many women to pause and consider what they might do in a similar situation.
We asked our breast care experts Dr. Pamela Wright and Dr. Rosalinda Alvarado, board-certified surgeons specializing in breast surgery at Suburban Hospital’s Breast Center, to give us insight into the issues surrounding BRCA genetic testing and risk-reducing mastectomies.Read More