If a mole looks suspicious, a physician will want to take a biopsy. The whole mole may be removed or, if it is too large, a sample is removed. Trained physicians (pathologist and/or dermatologist) examine the biopsy under a microscope and, if it is cancer, the melanoma is staged (a “grade” of how much it has progressed). Continue reading “Diagnosis”
I have a strong family history of breast and reproductive system cancers. Three years ago, I had bilateral simple mastectomies (preventive mastectomies) in hopes of decreasing my chances of getting breast cancer. I chose not to have breast reconstruction or implants. I am basically relieved and comfortable with my decision, although every time I look in the mirror I am still astounded by my lack of breasts. Continue reading “Preventing History From Repeating Itself”
I’ve had my third Remicade infusion treatment and am completely clear of plaques and patches. You can still see where I had patches because of scarring, but I will take that over the flaking and itching, any day of the week. Continue reading “Infusion Treatment”
The wintry weather has begun to arrive. It’s time to make sure the season does not turn into a misery with the colds and flu that often plague us this time of year. A few homeopathic remedies can help! Continue reading “The ABC’s of Homeopathic Cold Remedies”
Are you wondering how to find a qualified physician who can work with you in many ways besides just Western Allopathic medicine? Well, then, this is good news for you. Read on.
December 3rd to 6th, 2000, in Denver, Colorado, The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine co-sponsored the first ABHM Board Review Course and test for Board Certification in Holistic Medicine. Continue reading “Doctors for the New Millennium”