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Colonoscopies are life savers

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  In 2015, there were an estimated 132,000 new cases of colon cancer and almost 50,000 people died from colon cancer in the United States. However, despite these statistics, the good news is people are living longer, and there are more colon cancer survivors than ever before, mostly due to early screenings like colonoscopies. […]

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How does family history translate against gender?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA When a healthcare provider looks at a family’s medical history to determine whether the cancer in a family is hereditary, he or she starts by asking the following questions: How many people in the family have cancer? What type(s) of cancer are present in the family? Is there someone who has […]

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If your estrogen level goes down after menopause why do some doctors prescribe estrogen which you are saying higher levels of estrogen causes cancer?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Estrogens are a group of hormones that play an important role in the normal sexual and reproductive development in women. They are also sex hormones. The woman’s ovaries make most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands and fat cells also make small amounts of the hormones. In addition to regulating the […]

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Does environment cause cancer in different regions in the U.S.?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Environment definitely plays a role of types of cancer in a specific region. Lung cancer is the highest in Wisconsin for a couple of reasons. One, there is a significant amount of people still smoking in Wisconsin, and as winter approaches more people are smoking in enclosed areas like their cars […]

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Exercise as a cancer prevention tool?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Did you know that exercise can be used as an effective preventive tool against breast, colon, uterine, lung and prostate cancers? Yes, that’s true! One-third of all cancers are linked to diet and physical activity. But, more than 50 percent of Americans don’t engage in regular exercise. As we age, there […]

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What’s behind that radiation door?

Written by: Filip Troicki, MD If you have ever visited the Agnesian Cancer Center, you may have asked yourself: “What’s behind that radiation door?” If you never had the opportunity to visit the Agnesian Cancer Center, I’m referring to the milky door in the radiation department behind which patients disappear and then re-appear a few […]

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Five things to consider before using e-cigarettes

Five questions and answers to review before using or recommending the use of e-cigarettes. What is the quality control process during manufacturing of the devices, liquid nicotine and non-nicotine juice? Currently there are no federal regulations on how the devices and liquids are manufactured, mixed, stored or distributed. Contents vary widely and don’t always match the ingredients or amounts listed on […]

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May is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Head and neck cancer occurs anywhere in the lips, mouth, nasal cavity, sinuses or throat. In Wisconsin, about 11.3 people per 100,000 people will develop head and neck cancer each year. Common symptoms of head and neck cancer can be a lump or sore that does not go away, bleeding, white or red patches in […]

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May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Finding skin cancer early is important. Check your skin regularly and know your moles. If you have a spot that concerns you or is changing in appearance, have a doctor exam you. The ABCDs of skin cancer can help you identify any unusual spots that should be evaluated by a doctor. The ABCDs of skin […]

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Cancer Survivorship

According to a recent study by the American Cancer Society, more than 1.5 million Americans have survived cancer since 1991. Overall, more people are living through and surviving cancer. As the number of survivors increase, so does the need for ongoing care and surveillance. A new standard instituted by the Commission on Cancer for all […]

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