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Flu Shot Facts: What, Why and When

It’s flu season, and ads for flu shots are everywhere. You got one last year, but still got sick. So, why bother? UR Medicine vaccine expert Dr. John Treanor explains why it’s important to get a flu shot every year.

Breast Density: What Women Should Know

Especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may hear the term "dense breasts" in the media and you may wonder what it means and if it's comething you should worry about. Dr. Avice O'Connell, director of UR Medicine's Women's Imaging, explains. 

10/12/2015 | 0 comments

5 Food Factors for Lowering Prostate Cancer Risk

In the U.S., more than 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Some risk factors for prostate cancer—such as your family history or your race—can’t be controlled. Wilmot Cancer Institute nutrition specialist Joanna Lipp shares some things you can do that may reduce your risk of having prostate cancer.

9/25/2015 | 0 comments

Back to Campus: Tips for Returning to College After a Cancer Diagnosis

Getting back into college in the fall is an adjustment for any student. For those who have had a cancer diagnosis, returning to class can be especially difficult. Wilmot Cancer Institute Survivorship specialist Bethany Marsh shares some tips for survivors and patients returning to college.

8/24/2015 | 0 comments

Staying Healthy After Cancer

You did it—you’ve come through treatment and now are cancer-free! What can you do now to support your good health? UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin offers this advice.

8/4/2015 | 0 comments

5 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

Someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer and you’re at a loss for ways to help them. UR Medicine oncology nurse Alicia Coffin shares these tips for offering your support.

7/21/2015 | 0 comments