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Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Mammograms: Facts on 'False Positives'

Ten to 16 percent of women who get screening mammograms are called back for additional testing. Though few of them will end up having cancer, callbacks can cause anxiety, even when they result in a 'false positive,' meaning no cancer is found. UR Medicine Women's Imaging director Dr. Avice O’Connell shares what you should know about callbacks and false positives.

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Tips for Traveling During Cancer Treatment

Nearly 100 million Americans travel during the holiday season. If you’re usually among them but are having second thoughts because you’re being treated for cancer, don’t cancel your plans yet. A trip may just what you need. Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Julie Berkhof shares tips to help you travel safely.  

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Quitting Time: Helping a Loved One Stop Smoking

Despite declining tobacco use, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. still smoke. About one-third of them try to quit each year but only 4 to 7 percent will succeed without help from medications or the people around them. Patty Mallaber, Wilmot Cancer Institute tobacco treatment expert, shares tips for helping loved ones quit.

Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

Lunch Break: Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meats

While many of us enjoy deli meats in a sandwich every day, eating less processed meat may have cancer-risk reducing benefits. Oncology dietitians Joanna Lipp and Sue Czap share a few ideas for reducing or eliminating processed meats. 

Breast Density: What Women Should Know

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 something you should worry about. Dr. Avice O'Connell, director of UR Medicine's Women's Imaging, explains.