Recent changes to the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

The approach to diagnosing and treating prostate cancer has changed drastically in just the last few years. Surgery may not be the best answer. Urologist Martin Weissman, M.D., shares information that’s important for all men to understand.

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Skin deep: Detecting and preventing skin cancer

What’s that strange spot on your skin? Maybe an iPhone app will help you figure it out. Dermatologist Matthew Goodman, M.D., demonstrates exactly what you should look for when it comes to skin cancer so that you can decide whether or not you need to get yourself to a dermatologist.

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July is UV Awareness Month

With all the fun in the sun we indulge in over the summer, it’s no surprise that July is UV Awareness Month. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. Matthew Goodman, M.D., a dermatologist in Orange County, Calif., reviews the smart-phone app that may help you detect skin cancer and debunks some of the myths associated with sun-block products.

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Colorectal cancer screening for men and women

Colorectal cancer is a disease that equally affects both men and women. George Moro, M.D., co-director of the Colorectal Program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., explores symptoms and treatment.

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The arguments for and against the HPV vaccine

Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese explain who should get the Gardasil HPV vaccine and why. The vaccine — for girls and young women ages 9 to 26 — guards against certain forms of the human papilloma virus, which may cause genital warts or cervical cancer.

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Improved techniques in treating lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most lethal form of cancer in the United States. Lung specialst Raymond Casciari, M.D., describes greatly improved techniques in detecting and treating lung cancer.

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Breast exam: Test and results in the same appointment

John West, M.D., co-founder of the Breast Care & Imaging Center of Orange County in California,  describes his one-appointment breast exam and results program and demonstrates improved digital breast exam technology.

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