Happy birthday to me! Yep, just turned 50.

Happy birthday to me?  Yep, just turned 50, which means it is time to make that dreaded age 50 medical appointment. Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for colon screening…….. Starting at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing plans: Tests that find polyps and cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or Colonoscopy every … More Happy birthday to me! Yep, just turned 50.

Prostate screening is (almost) cool again.

For ages 55-69 from the USPSTF website: “The decision about whether to be screened for prostate cancer should be an individual one. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer. Screening offers a small potential benefit of … More Prostate screening is (almost) cool again.

South Scottsdale Superfund contaminated groundwater explained

NORTH INDIAN BEND WASH SUPERFUND CLEANUP South Scottsdale groundwater was contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE). This was discovered in 1981.   The chemicals were found in the groundwater used for drinking purposes. Yep, that would cover Coronado/Scottsdale/Saguaro high school regions for several generations. Per the CDC: “There is strong evidence that trichloroethylene can cause kidney cancer in … More South Scottsdale Superfund contaminated groundwater explained

VA Disability IMO

So, I was having a conversation with a Vietnam Vet at the cancer center today and he hasn’t applied for Agent Orange disability evaluation though he has a “presumptive” diagnosis of an A.O. related disease.  He feels guilty about applying for it when he had some many buddies with traumatic injuries.  This is a common … More VA Disability IMO

Stress and Cancer

“Stress has a profound impact on how your body’s systems function,” says Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor of General Oncology and Behavioral Science, and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson. Health experts are still sorting out whether stress actually causes cancer. Yet there’s little doubt that it promotes the growth and spread of … More Stress and Cancer