Posts Tagged ‘ cancer ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fearmongering

It was a Tuesday night. I was sprawled on the couch, watching the clock, having the grand debate with myself about how early is too early to go to bed. I’d eaten much too much at dinner and was feeling sort of gross. I was also sore from an intense session with the trainer. I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo New Fertility Options for Oncology Patients

Last year, when training with Team in Training, I heard more than a few stories about the fertility worries of leukemia and lymphoma patients. These blood cancers tend to strike at a younger age than many other cancers, making fertility more of an issue, and one that I admit that I’d never really thought about […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vitamin D in the News

There’s been a lot of media coverage about vitamin D and the health effects that stem from a vitamin D deficiency. Some sources have even gone so far as to suggest that you go without sunscreen to increase your exposure to sunlight, a primary source of vitamin D. Why is vitamin D so important? Studies […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Mammograms

Last year, there was a media uproar over the change in guidelines for routine mammograms. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed their guidance to suggest that women at average risk for breast cancer shouldn’t get their first mammogram until age 50, then every two years thereafter. In contrast, the American Cancer Society (ACS) […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Self-Check: Moles

It’s summertime, and you don’t need a reminder to wear sunscreen and a hat, right? In spite of knowing what to do now, many of us weren’t as diligent with the sunscreen when we were kids. Raise your hand if you can remember getting at least one serious burn in your lifetime. (My hand is […] Read More