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Arnold Palmer's Lasting Legacy: Prostate Cancer Prevention And Treatment, Medical Tips For You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Arnold Palmer recommended taking control, and getting on with your life. He urged PSA screening for prostate cancer when appropriate and choosing the best therapy. Follow his advice so you can keep on having fun on the golf course, or in whatever activity you enjoy, and continue leading the "good life."

Gene Wilder's Greatest Performance, How to be a Cancer Advocate: Medical Tips for You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

But Gene Wilder's greatest performance (to cancer patients and survivors) extended beyond stage and screen into his mission to help reduce the impact of cancer. He came to this quest in a strange way.

Black Lives Matter - In Cancer Care As Well: Tips For Prevention And Treatment

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The Black Lives Matter movement has drawn attention to the unique needs of African Americans. For many years oncologists have been focusing attention on disparities in outcomes among African American patients with cancer.

Garry Marshall Died Of Stroke: Medical Tips For You To Prevent A Fatal Stroke

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Almost every American in the last 40 years has been entertained by Garry Marshall's movie and television work. We have smiled and laughed with Garry M...

Medical Errors Are The Third Leading Cause Of Death -- How You Can Avoid Them

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

It is astonishing that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. The most recent data indicates that 251,000 deaths are due to m...

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting on June 3: Why National Medical Conferences Are Important to Patients

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Medical advances are coming more rapidly and are more widely covered by news agencies. Make sure you are engaged, and make sure you have a physician who is up to date in knowing about all the new progress. Your life could depend on it!

An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away: Michelle Obama Is Right

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2017 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Eating fresh fruit daily can improve your life. A recent article from investigators in Beijing, China, and the University of Oxford, England has shown how much this simple change in your diet can help you.

The Cancer Moonshot: Why This Will Help You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2017 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot to cure cancer. He assigned V...

How Good Is Obamacare Now: 2016 First Semester Grades

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2017 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In April 2014, I gave Obamacare a grade point average (GPA) a 2.0 (letter grade is C). By August 2014 the average had improved a little to 2.2 (C+). Has this changed now?

Hillary Clinton Overcomes a Medical Challenge

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Unknown to many Americans, Hillary Clinton has shown courage in overcoming the challenge of recurrent blood clots. Her story reminds us of the health threat that excess blood clotting poses.

Start Wars: These Are the Resolutions You've Been Looking For!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Let your 2016 be a good one. And may the force (self control, of course) be with you!

Start Wars: These Are the Resolutions You Are Looking For!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So here are my tips for making your resolutions this year.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; a Bipartisan Affliction

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We have all heard the word lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system. In this time of national political debate, it is worth noting that this serious can...

Breast Cancer: To Screen or Not to Screen, That Is the Question

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Or perhaps rather than paraphrasing Shakespeare, we should ask, "When Should We Screen?" As evidenced by my patients' questions in my clinical office,...

Cancer Prevention Tips From the Women's Health Summit

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Don't procrastinate! Don't get cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Get a doctor and get prevention and screening!

Breast Cancer Awareness: Learning From Jackie Collins' Death

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What better time to honor the courage of Jackie Collins' fight against breast cancer than to look at some of...

Presidential Cancer: Tips About President Jimmy Carter's Melanoma

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Melanoma is increasing in frequency. This is probably due to increasing sun exposure without using sunscreen, as well as use of tanning lamps, beds an...

Progress Against Cancer: Hope Conquering Hype

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After starting the War On Cancer, how are we doing in 2015? Is it still only the hype of technology promises, or is there hope in the current panoply of accomplishments from medical research?

Compassion and Empathy at the End of Life: Advanced Care Planning Takes a Giant Step Forward

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On July 8, 2015, Medicare took a significant step towards helping people make the right decisions for their care by proposing to pay in 2016 for physicians who spend at least 30 minutes discussing and documenting patient preferences and values at the end of life that may be used to guide decisions for Advanced Directives.

What Grade Does the Supreme Court Earn on Its Affordable Care Act Decision?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court again upheld the ACA against a challenge, this time to federal subsidies. Was this a good or bad decision? What grade should we give the court, and for that matter congress as well?

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination?

Why You Should Watch the Film Cancer: the Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Our understanding of cancer and how to successfully treat it and the symptoms it produces is evolving and improving; and our ability to cope with cancer is also evolving with more confidence and hope in the future.

What Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Lesley Gore ('It's My Party') Have in Common

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.

Angelina Jolie: Double Credit as a Role Model After Double Operations

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

With the recognition that 5 to 10 percent of cancers are due to inherited mutations, it is especially important that people work with their physicians...

Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.