Doctors agree that well informed patients who take an active role in their own health care will feel better about their situation. This site offers those patients a reliable gateway to the vast resources available on the Internet.


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Living with Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer prompts many questions. Here are some of the concerns commonly expressed by individuals coping with cancer--and how to address them. Full Story

Get the Facts: Estrogen/Progestin Hormone Therapy

HRT, or postmenopausal hormone therapy, uses estrogen and progestin. Before you throw away your pills, get the facts. Full Story

Building Your Team

Your doctors assemble a team of professionals to address your illness and its treatment. Find out how to utilise that team and who the "most valuable player" is. Full Story

May 2004 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending against routine screening for ovarian cancer.

May 2004 - GlaxoSmithKline' announces cervical cancer vaccine on the horizon.

May 2004 - An aspirin a day may keep breast cancer away, according to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, Weill Cornell, and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers.

CA125 Test

What does a CA125 test do, and does a high count mean I have cancer? Does a low count mean I don't?