5 Simple Rules to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer, or cancer of the large intestine, is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. However, it’s also one of the most detectable cancers and it responds well to early treatment. Your risk of developing colorectal cancer is a combination of controllable and uncontrollable factors. People older than 50 and those […]

Check with your doctor before taking an iron pill

My 71 year old patient with breast cancer asked me if she should start taking an iron pill for her anemia. Anemia is a condition where there are less than normal red blood cells in the body. It is measured as hemoglobin with a normal range around 12-18 g/dl in most labs. Her hemoglobin was […]