Tag Archives: Cancer

The Botsford Breast Center – CBS EcoMedia Partnership

Thirty-six uninsured and underinsured women came to Botsford’s Lucille and Dr. Louis Spagnuolo Breast Center for mammograms at our fourth annual Breast Screening Day. CBS EcoMedia Inc. funded our event as the lead sponsor.  Watch a great video here from … Continue reading

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The Angel Pillow Project

When Sabrina Mayhew was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she was confident doctors would care for her medical needs, but she knew that with such a diagnosis also comes emotional pain. While recovering from a double mastectomy, someone gave … Continue reading

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Botsford Cancer Center Offers National Clinical Trials to Patients

Of course you wouldn’t want to receive a diagnosis of cancer from your physician. It would be an overwhelming time of new terms, tests, procedures and treatment to face in the weeks, months and years to come. You might even … Continue reading

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Q&A With Dr. Brodsky About Using Single-Site da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy To Treat Benign Conditions

You may have recently seen Dr. Burton Brodsky, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Botsford Hospital, in a feature story that appeared in the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. If you missed this exciting story on the First Single-Site Robotic Hysterectomy in Michigan, check … Continue reading

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Making a Difference in Someone’s Life

By Nicholle Mehr Director, Botsford Cancer Center Last week I went to the funeral of one of my most favorite patients. This woman touched so many of us across our organization. When she was first diagnosed she was scared and … Continue reading

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Wig Service at Botsford Cancer Center Uplifts Patients’ Spirits

About a year ago I began collaborating with the people who run the Botsford Cancer Center to figure out how we could provide a very special service to patients who would be losing their hair due to the side effects … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Caregivers

According to The Mayo Clinic the incidence of non-medical professionals who are now caregivers exceeds 65 million Americans. Generally the care is provided to a loved one in need, including a spouse, parent, sibling, or disabled child. According to Novak … Continue reading

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Can you get cancer from mammogram radiation?

To answer this important question, we went to one of our experts: Dr. Andrew Mizzi, an experienced Radiologist who reads and interprets mammogram images at the Botsford Breast Center. Continue reading

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Breast surgeon’s secret weapon against cancer isn’t a scalpel — it’s a nurse navigator

Nurse navigators advocate for breast cancer patients by making sure they know about all the resources available to them. Continue reading

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How to lend a helping hand to someone diagnosed with cancer

Fighting cancer is best done with a support system. But when a loved one is first diagnosed we’re often not sure how to help. Find out what you can do from someone who’s been there. Continue reading

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