"You have a lump and it could be breast cancer." Those are words no woman wants to hear. After the initial shock comes a ton of questions: What does my diagnosis mean? What type of surgery should I have? What about chemo or radiation? It can be overwhelming. That's why doctors at Mayo Clinic developed a new educational tool. It's designed to help women diagnosed with breast cancer get the information they need to help make their journey a little easier.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that share many symptoms: stomach pain, cramping, the need to always be near a bathroom. The two conditions may seem similar, but in truth, they're quite different and require different treatments. And because they can often be tricky to tell apart, some patients suffer symptoms for years before they find relief.
What do you get when you arm a bunch of breast cancer survivors and their friends with life vests, boat paddles and pink T-shirts? The answer is a competitive dragon boat team set out to spread the news that exercise and camaraderie are key to beating breast cancer.
Pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. All are symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. But because these symptoms come and go, the condition can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. And it's important to get the right diagnosis because starting treatment early can make a difference.