Tag Archives: cancer treatment
For me, one of the truest scenes in the movie “50/50” occurs when his doctor tells Adam, the young man played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, that he has a life-threatening tumor and suddenly the patient can no longer see the physician … Continue reading
Patty Tenofsky, MD, a breast cancer surgeon with Via Christi Clinic, spoke at the Via Christi Women’s Connection October luncheon today covering the topic of breast cancer. Even though I am blessed with having no family medical history of breast … Continue reading
Breast cancer is a topic of concern for all women, regardless of her family history. The National Cancer Institute reports that over 200,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States. While the majority of breast cancers … Continue reading
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women automatically think the complete removal of the breast is necessary. This belief, however, is a misconception. Current treatments for breast cancer allow for preservation of the breast in the majority of situations.
On the front page of today’s Healthy Living section in the Wichita Eagle is a story about three local women and their battles with breast cancer, including Trudy Barber, wife of Via Christi Foundation president Jim Barber, and Gail Bauer, a part-time … Continue reading
It was nice to see so many women come out for our September Women’s Connection Luncheon. So many familiar faces…and some new ones, too! I still can’t believe our speaker, Dr. Shaker Dakhil, medical director of Via Christi Oncology Services, … Continue reading