Delays to regular mammograms and breast cancer screenings have already led to cancers being detected at a later stage, but Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to turn that trend around.
Disruptions to daily life over the past year caused many women to delay mammograms and regular breast cancer screening, but ongoing delays come with serious risks like allowing breast cancer to grow undetected.
A breast cancer diagnosis challenges patients both emotionally and physically, but at CHI St. Vincent, Alesa Garner and her team is there to hold your hand throughout the journey.
Breast cancer awareness needs to remain top of mind year-round. Breast surgeon Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit says if there are any issues, you should have them addressed as soon as possible.
An overactive bladder can affect your quality of life, but one patient found relief and the freedom to engage in activities like a long road trip again after a visit with Hot Springs urologist Dr. Seth Hollenbach.
Monthly self exams can help detect breast cancer, but Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit explains why they should be done in addition to clinical mammograms, not in place of them.
Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit with the CHI St. Vincent Breast Center answers some of the most common questions about the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer.
All women over age 40 should have an annual mammogram, but some women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer. That’s why CHI St. Vincent established the High Risk Breast Program.
Dr. Brian Owens, encourages women 40 and over to get a yearly mammogram. One in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and early detection is key to survival.
After surviving breast cancer, Kristin gave birth to healthy baby girl with help from Oncologist, Dr. Stephen Divers, and Obstetrician, Dr. Clint Henson.
Brian Frane is an exercise physiologist with Heart Clinic Arkansas. He’s training Tangela Harris-McClendo to be her healthist after having open heart surgery.
CHI St. Vincent's Maternal Child Unit makes labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum treatment more convenient for families.
The Zika virus is a usually mild disease that's transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people fully recover from Zika virus without severe complications, and severe illness or deaths from Zika virus are extremely rare, according to the CDC. But Zika virus can be dangerous for pregnant women.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection; so common, in fact, that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. It is important for teenagers and young adults to be vaccinated.
CHI St. Vincent lactation specialist Brook Copeland, RN, discusses services to help new mothers breastfeed.