Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime. The HPV vaccine is used to prevent many types of HPV infections that are linked to HPV-related cancers, such as cervical cancer and mouth and throat cancers.
Survivors are frequently blindsided by the difficult transition from active treatment to life after treatment. Learn some helpful tips from one of our cancer survivorship class facilitators.
Cancer affects the entire family and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. Talking to your kids about your diagnosis and helping them understand cancer is important. Children try to understand and find ways to cope, but they may lack the skills to deal with your illness on their own.
Volunteering at the Swedish Cancer Education Center is a privilege. I am often struck by the strength and humor patients and their supporters display. I have witnessed sadness, tears, and anger at times, but also acceptance, grace, and gratitude.
To prevent cervical cancer, catch it earlier. Your best preventive measure is to get regular screenings beginning at age 21.
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Swedish Pain Services’ physical therapist Dr. Tim Zepelak , DPT discusses spine pain: the causes behind it, how to prevent it, and why physical therapy might help.
Swedish Cancer Institute offers an innovative technique that protects the heart during radiation.
There is an effective alternative to the standard colonoscopy. It is easy to use and requires no special prep or dietary restrictions. Starting at age 50, routine screening for colorectal cancer is recommended.