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Podcast with Dr. Terry Kraus

Podcast: Breast Exams

Podcast: Breast Exams by S. Terry Kraus, M.D. How can breast exams help detect breast cancer? How are they done, and how often should they be done? Dr. Terry Kraus explains why he believes breast exams are important, how often they should be done, and how...

Podcast: Mammograms

Podcast: Mammograms by S. Terry Kraus, M.D. What factors increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer? Dr. Terry Kraus covers these (which include genetics, medical history, and behavioral factors among others) as well as the importance of diet...

Podcast: Breast Cancer Risk Factors

What factors increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer? Dr. Terry Kraus covers these (which include genetics, medical history, and behavioral factors among others) as well as the importance of diet and exercise in reducing the risk of breast cancer, statistical evidence on the prevalence of breast cancer among women, and how men can be aware of male breast cancer.

Podcast: What To Look For In A Cancer Doctor

Podcast: What To Look For In A Cancer Doctor by S. Terry Kraus, M.D. Dr. Terry Kraus goes over his tips for how people who have cancer and their families can evaluate and choose physicians to treat their cancer. He explains why it's important that the...

Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers

Her straighteners and dye to dark and hair may cause an elevated risk of breast cancer. 4,285 African-American and Caucasian women were followed for this study. African-American women who used dark hair dye had a 51% increased chance of breast cancer compared to African-American women who did not. Occasional women who used chemical relaxers had a 74% increase of breast cancer compared to Caucasian women who did not use a relaxers.  Also, the breast cancer risk for Caucasian women who regularly dyed there hair dark shades increased the risk of breast cancer. There also seems to be an increased risk of lymphomas and multiple myeloma in women who use dark dyes.

Radiology and jargon

There are some phrases that are used, particularly with radiologist, but have always driven me crazy. Some of these are “diagnostic for,” “consistent with,” “concerning for,” as well as, “possibly.”