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Weekend Wellness: Gleason score indicates grade of prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 73 and just had a prostate biopsy that showed a malignant tumor with a Gleason score of 8. Is this an indication of an aggressive cancer and if so, what are my treatment options? ANSWER: Gleason score indicates the grade of your prostate cancer. The [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Breaking a smoking habit? Seek medical professional help

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the most effective way to stopping my smoking habit of 20 years? I’ve tried the gum and it helped the cravings for a while, but not enough to get me to quit smoking. Even though I’m worried about what smoking is doing to my health, [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Hypoglycemia can lead to severe medical problems left untreated

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What could cause a person without diabetes to become hypoglycemic? Would keeping track of my blood levels throughout the day be beneficial? ANSWER: Diabetes and the medications people take for it are by far the most common causes of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. There are other [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Anesthesia can be tailored to each person’s potential risk of postoperative nausea

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am scheduled to have surgery in the next month and am worried about the nausea and vomiting that I previously experienced after anesthesia. Is there anything that can be done to avoid post-surgery nausea? ANSWER: It is normal to be concerned about postoperative nausea and vomiting. [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Surgery first step in almost all cases of testicular cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes testicular cancer? How do doctors determine which treatment will be most effective? ANSWER: Compared with other types of cancer, testicular cancer is rare. However, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in male Americans between the ages of 15 and 34.  While the cause of testicular [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Take steps to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you will either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you will go on to develop diabetes. But it is a warning sign. If you do not [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I’m trying to decide on the kind of surgery I’ll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I’m leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a lumpectomy [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Numerous tests available to check heart function

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband is 82 years old. Over the past year he’s become very tired, and he sometimes gets short of breath. His doctor recommends he has tests to check his heart function. What are these tests, and what would they be looking for? ANSWER: Doctors can use [...]

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