Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is most treated when discovered early. It’s the reason why Marshfield Clinic and WSAW-TV NewsChannel 7 are bringing you Buddy Check 7, a breast health awareness and early cancer detection program. Our goal is to educate and encourage women to take control of your health by performing your monthly breast self-exam.
We invite you to join us. Watch for our special Buddy Check reports on the 7th of every month. Mark your calendar as a reminder to do a breast self-exam on the 7th of every month. Then call your “buddy” – a family member, friend or co-worker -- and remind her to do the same.
A breast self-exam is one part of a very important, three-part program helping to find breast cancer in its early stages. The three steps include the breast self-exam, doctor’s exam and routine mammography screening. It is recommended by major, national health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cattail Cottage is now available for cancer patients and one caregiver, with a referral from a doctor. It offers a temporary living space for cancer patients living 40 or more miles away to get their treatment at Marshfield Clinic.
A panel consisting of surgeons, genetic counselors, physicians and breast health coordinators answered phone calls during the 4th annual Buddy Check phone bank held at WSAW-TV in partnership with Marshfield Clinic, Thursday.
NewsChannel 7 will host is fourth annual Buddy Check 7 Phone Bank on Thursday, Oct. 18. It will run 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Coverage will take place during our newscasts along with an extended half hour of coverage from 6:30-7 p.m.
Breast cancer is a disease often correlated with women. However, for Mark Boeck, he took the lead role in his family of bringing up the topic, after being tested for a genetic mutation that can put people at higher risk for developing the disease.
Doctors at Marshfield Clinic say the addition of 3D mammography in their screening process can pick up an additional 40% more cancers, they simply wouldn't have been able to see with a standard 2D image.
At home genetic testing kits are enticing to people looking to know more about their family background, but when it comes to your health, specifically whether or not breast cancer may be in your genetics, some medical professionals warn, the direct to consumer options may not be best.
A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray. Now U.S. health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.
Just 10 years ago, many breast cancer fighters would most likely be told to omit physical activity and relax after treatment. But, according to some physical therapists, exercise may actually be the best medicine.
There are different opinions in the medical world on when and if at all women should conduct self-breast exams. The American Cancer Society says there's little evidence that the screening actually helps find cancer any earlier.
When doctors analyze a mammogram, one thing they consider is density. As a radiologist, Dr. Steven Sotile has analyzed thousands of images, looking for potential spots of cancer. But the more dense a breast is, the more white it appears on a mammogram.
It's a diagnosis that to many seems to come completely out of the blue. That's why, Marshfield Clinic works to provide patients with as much support as possible to try and get them on the fastest and smoothest road to breast cancer recovery.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, a huge increase from only three million survivors in 1971. An event this weekend is celebrating that and encouraging positive thinking.
When to stop aggressive treatment is among the most wrenching decisions in cancer care. Medical guidelines say dying cancer patients shouldn't get harsh treatment, but new research suggests it happens almost all of the time.
Medical researchers are busy today making advancements in medicine for tomorrow. When it comes to cancer research, only 3-5% of cancer patients will take part in clinical trials. In that percentage is a Stevens Point woman who has the future of medicine in mind.
Genetic testing has proven to be a helpful measure in deciding how to proceed with treatment when it comes to breast cancer. A local mother went to great lengths to prevent cancer, based on the results of genetic tests.
After cancer patients battle chemotherapy and surgery, the fight is not over.
Marshfield Clinic is ready when you are!
Marshfield Clinic is the largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the United States, with more than 700 physicians representing over 80 different medical specialties, more than 6,000 additional employees, and over 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin.