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Audio blog: Dr. Troicki discusses radiation therapy at the Agnesian Cancer Center

Recently, Dr. Troicki was interviewed about his work at the Agnesian Cancer Center. Listen in as he discusses radiation therapy, chemotherapy, Protura and other updates on cancer treatment.

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Got Prostate?

Written by: Filip Troicki, M.D., Agnesian Cancer Care Center With prostate, you either have it or you don’t. Believe it or not, most people don’t know what a prostate is, where it’s found and what it’s good for. If you’re a man, you were born with a prostate and chances are good that you’re sitting [...]

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Women and breast cancer

Do I feel a lump in my breast?

It is very important to do monthly self-breast exams because only you know those subtle changes that may have occurred and may mean something serious. If you feel a lump, make sure you inform your healthcare provider. It is important to remember that 80 to 85 percent of breast lumps are benign, especially in women [...]

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What Google can’t tell you about breast cancer

What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer – you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many characteristics that factor into [...]

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Tell me more about mastectomy products

Many women who have been treated for breast cancer have had a surgery that leads to an alteration in their physical appearance. Sometimes these alterations are permanent; they may be temporary if reconstruction is scheduled for a later time. Most women will be able to wear a prosthesis (breast form) within two to eight weeks [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Lisa Michels, APNP with Agnesian HealthCare discusses this important issue on KFIZ. What are you doing to prevent breast cancer from hitting your family?

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Why does breast cancer get so much more attention compared to other cancers?

I feel that this occurs because one in eight women will get breast cancer; and let’s face it, who doesn’t know someone who has had breast cancer? I have heard an oncologist say that breast cancer has become an “epidemic.” It is unfortunate that we know so many women with this cancer, but it is [...]

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Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your [...]

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Audio blog: The importance of preventative exams for women

Dr. Scott Hansfield, OB/GYN at Waupun Memorial Hospital a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently interviewed regarding women’s health issues and the importance of preventative exams for women.  

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Obesity increases cancer risk

It has long been known that obesity increases our risk for cardiovascular disease.  New research is confirming that obesity also increases our risk for developing cancer.  A recent study in the United Kingdom and published in the Lancet revealed that high body mass index (BMI) greatly increases risk for many common cancers.  BMI and weight [...]

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