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Author who dealt with cancer during COVID offers some advice |  health

Author who dealt with cancer during COVID offers some advice | health

By Helen Epstein Special To The Washington Post When the pandemic exploded in the United States in spring 2020, Helen Epstein canceled all her medical screening checkups — eye, dental, gynecological. Like many other Americans, the 72-year-old didn’t want to enter a large medical facility for any reason. She also canceled a routine ultrasound that …

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Tupelo family honors late Mike Thomas with memories on Father’s Day |  Lifestyle

Tupelo family honors late Mike Thomas with memories on Father’s Day | Lifestyle

TUPELO – In June 2021, Michael Ruff Thomas was diagnosed with metastatic uveal melanoma, a cancer that originated in his eye and eventually spread to his liver. On May 14, 2022, he died at home at the age of 73. Today, his family will celebrate their first Father’s Day without him. “None of us has …

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dr.  Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended |  news

dr. Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended | news

Dear Dr. roach: Would you recommend a prophylactic hysterectomy and oophorectomy for a 52-year-old overweight woman to address the increased cancer risk from long-term obesity? – JT Answer: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer is considered in those who are at the highest risk for ovarian cancer. This means those with genetic syndromes – BRCA 1 …

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After ruptured aorta repair, he’s not wasting his second chance |  lifestyles

After ruptured aorta repair, he’s not wasting his second chance | lifestyles

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 78-year-old man who suffered a ruptured aorta six months ago. It was successfully repaired, and I am in generally good health, physically active, back to the gym (less weight than before) and I feel about as I did before the rupture. I want to get back to playing touch …

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