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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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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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