PATIENT STORY

Prescient advice: Get your mammogram

‘You never know how people are going to touch your life,’ says Paula Bowen, who followed wise words from a former president's daughter.

March 31, 2017 3

Many talks on end-of-life wishes end in confusion

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted.

March 31, 2017 0

Phytoestrogen: A tool in the cancer battle?

You may want to add soy and ground flaxseed to your diet—they're two important sources of this plant-based estrogen.

March 30, 2017 1

Most cancers caused by random DNA copying errors

While habits and environment can be key to the disease, chance plays a huge role as well.

March 28, 2017 1
PATIENT STORY

Improving care, one patient at a time

When a patient saw a burdensome step in his twice-a-week hospital visits, he teamed with an advocate to make a time-saving change.

March 26, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

A lifesaving visit

One woman set aside her skepticism and followed her doctor's advice to get a mammogram. It saved her life.

March 25, 2017 0

Another obesity downside: higher esophageal cancer risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach cancer as well.

March 24, 2017 0

Should we ditch Splenda?

After a study links the artificial sweetener to leukemia risks in mice, a Spectrum Health oncologist urges caution.

March 23, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Life is good’

Having endured a host of treatments, Gary Lemmen sees the positive side of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

March 22, 2017 3

How to help an ailing friend

Don't know what to say, or what to do? Experts suggest useful ways to help friends or family members as they endure medical troubles.

March 19, 2017 0

And they’re off!

Runners step out in style for the Irish Jig 2017.

March 18, 2017 1
PATIENT STORY

‘The best prom queen ever’

Recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Corinne Bass celebrates a high school tradition with her own, unique style.

March 16, 2017 12