To Your Health

Colon Cancer: Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Donald Lum, MD, FACG

March is colon cancer awareness month, and colon cancer is really worth thinking about.

If you are nonsmoking woman, there are only 2 cancers likely to end your life prematurely. One is breast cancer, and the other one is colon cancer. If you are a nonsmoking man, similarly, the 2 cancers most likely to kill you, are prostate and colon cancer.

Children's Ear, Nose & Throat Health Tips

Monday, March 17, 2014
Bobak Ghaheri, MD

Winter can be a difficult time for children when it comes to their health. The most common infections that can cause problems include tonsillitis, ear infections and sinus infections.


Overview & Symptoms: The tonsils are lymphatic tissues in the back of the throat that are susceptible to infections by viruses and bacteria (both strep and non-strep).

What three things should you do if you or a loved one has sustained a serious burn?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Oregon Clinic Surgical and Burn Specialists

While all burns are preventable, all ages of individuals are susceptible to serious burns—and serious burns can happen in even the most casual of settings.

Burns that need immediate medical attention include burns involving large areas of a person’s body; burns of the face, hands or feet; electrical current injuries; or any burn with other injuries, or with associated breathing problems.


The Four Most Important Factoids About Thyroid Cancer

Monday, January 13, 2014
Andrew Pedersen, MD

#1: Treatability

Most thyroid cancer has a high cure rate, but can recur many years later and needs lifelong follow-up.

#2: Risk Factor: Radiation Exposure

Radiation exposure is a strong risk factor for thyroid cancer. People should limit their exposure.

#3: (Lack of ) Signs and Symptoms

Thyroid cancer is usually asymptomatic and not generally detectable on blood tests. Routine neck exams should be done.