Medical Intel

Lung Cancer in Women: Quitting Smoking Is Not Enough

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
November 05, 2020

When Dana Reeve—wife of disabled actor Christopher Reeve and a well-known activist for disabled persons’ rights—succumbed to lung cancer at…

Esophageal Cancer: Know the Risks

by John F. Lazar, MD, Thoracic Surgery
October 27, 2020

Are you a tea drinker, sometimes drinking multiple cups a day? It may be time to “cool things down.” A…

Graves’ Disease: What Patients Need to Know

by Victoria Lai, MD, MS, FACS, Endocrine Surgery
October 01, 2020

What do music artist Missy Elliot and Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers have in common? Besides being successful public figures,…

Pap Smears: 8 Frequently Asked Questions

by Ebony R. Hoskins, MD, Gynecologic Oncology
September 15, 2020

The Pap smear is an essential procedure that yields valuable information about a woman’s cervical health. But it’s normal to feel…

Using Mohs Surgery to Treat Skin Cancer

by Min Deng, MD, Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
September 08, 2020

It can certainly be frightening to hear the diagnosis: that innocent-looking spot on your face is a skin cancer. And…

What Young Adults Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

by Brian Lim Bello, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon
September 01, 2020

Colorectal cancer has traditionally been considered an older person’s disease. But according to the American Cancer Society, in 2020, 12%…