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healthfocus SEPTEMBER 2016

What we should know about...

Ovarian & Prostate Cancers Page 1 Ovarian Cancer: What All Women Need to Know

Page 2 14 Things You Didn't Know About Alzheimer's Disease

Page 4 What is Blood Cancer?

Pages 5-6 Prostate Cancer: Prevention, Risks, and More

Pages 8-9 Finding A Doctor Near You


CANCER What all women need to know

Ovarian cancer is the most feared gynecologic cancer. Perhaps that's for good reason: often called the "silent killer," the disease has symptoms that can be vague and there's no reliable screening test, which is why the fatality rate is so high. The majority of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer present with advanced-stage disease. For these women, survival is less than 30% at 5 years. But the news isn't all bad. When caught early—as about 20% of cases are—ovarian cancer is highly treatable, and the 5-year survival rate is 94%. Here's what you need to know about reducing your risk and spotting the warning signs quickly if they should strike.


It's true that the signs can be easily confused with those of other medical conditions, but it's worth speaking up just in case. The most common ones are bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full quickly, and incontinence (always feeling like you have to go or having trouble making it to the bathroom in time). Some women also report fatigue, constipation, pain during sex, or abdominal swelling even though they're losing weight.


About 1 in 75 women will get ovarian cancer in her lifetime, but young women are rarely affected. The risk escalates starting at age 63, according to the American Cancer Society.


Overweight women (with a BMI of 30 or higher) are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their thinner peers are. Consider it just another reason to watch what you eat and stick with an exercise plan.


And not just a history of ovarian cancer. If a close family member had ovarian, breast, or colorectal cancer, make sure your ob-gyn knows about it.

5. HAVING KIDS BEFORE AGE 26 MIGHT PROTECT YOU. Also, having more kids works in your favor. Why? Any interruption in ovulation lowers your risk of ovarian cancer.


It might seem to contradict the above point about childrearing, but here's why it makes sense. When you use the Pill or Depo-Provera, you're not ovulating (same as if you were pregnant). If you're not pregnant and don't use hormonal birth control, every month, your body undergoes a major upheaval and many cells must be replicated in order to release an egg. The more replication, the greater the risk that mistakes in DNA can occur, which can lead to cancer.


Having your tubes tied (tubal ligation) can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by two-thirds, and a hysterectomy (removing the uterus without removing the ovaries) reduces the risk by one-third. After a tubal ligation, the blood flow that goes from the uterus to the ovaries is reduced, and the amount of hormones reaching the ovaries—and potentially inducing cancer—are reduced.


There are mammograms to catch breast cancer and colonoscopies to detect colon cancer, but there isn't any comparable screening test for ovarian cancer. You might have heard that a blood test can check for the CA-125 tumor marker, but there are many problems with this test, so it's not recommended for women at average risk of ovarian cancer. (Your doctor might order it if your risk is higher than average or if she suspects you have the disease.) Other tests used to make a diagnosis include a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis, pelvic and transvaginal sonography, and pelvic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Source:


14 Alzheimer's Disease Things you didn't know about

Family history increases your chances.

You don’t need a family history of Alzheimer’s to contract the disease yourself. But people with a sister, brother, or parent who has Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the condition.

People with Down Syndrome are likely to get Alzheimer’s.

Many people with Down Syndrome get Alzheimer’s, says the Alzheimer’s Association. It may be because they have an extra chromosome 21, and that gene appears to be involved in the production of amyloid, the memory-robbing protein.

Depression can be a sign of Alzheimer’s.

Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s include difficulty remembering names, events, or recent conversations. They might also include depression and apathy. Later symptoms can include disorientation, poor judgment, unusual behavior, and impaired communication.

Sometimes, symptoms are actually caused by something else.

Sometimes, unrelated conditions cause similar symptoms to dementia. These conditions are usually treatable, and include depression, thyroid problems, excessive alcohol use, medication side effects, and delirium.

Alzheimer’s disease was first identified more than 100 years ago. But it wasn’t until 70 years later that it was recognized as the most common cause of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

It mostly affects older people, but we’re not sure why.

Why Alzheimer’s is largely associated with older adults is still a mystery. However, most research points to a series of age-related changes in the brain, like atrophy, inflammation, and the creation of unstable molecules. Nearly half of people over 85 get Alzheimer’s.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s is usually genetic.

People who develop Alzheimer’s before 60 usually do so because they’ve inherited one of three genetic mutations. This group accounts for about 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s.

Not getting enough sleep could up your chances.

Amyloid, a memory-robbing protein, builds up in your brain when you get too little sleep, according to a recent study. And that type of protein is thought to attack the brain’s long-term memory and trigger Alzheimer’s.

The less schooling you have, the more likely you are to get Alzheimer’s.

People who have spent fewer years in school are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia than those with more years of school. Researchers say that’s because schooling increases the number of connections between neurons in the brain.


There are many ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s.

Your doctor might look at your medical, family, and psychiatric history, conduct cognitive tests and physical exams, or have you undergo a diagnostic workup including blood tests and head scans.

Your friends can be involved in diagnosis.

Sometimes, doctors will ask relatives, friends, or other people close to you if they’ve noticed any changes in your behavior or in the way you think.

15 million Americans care for people with Alzheimer’s.

More than 15 million Americans are caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, says the Alzheimer’s Association. They are usually spouses, friends, or family members.

They provide almost 18 billion hours of care every year.

Each year, caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia provide 17.9 billion hours of unpaid assistance. That’s valued at $217.7 billion, which is eight times the total 2013 revenue of McDonald’s.

Playing music can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.

Want to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s? Mayo Clinic says that socially and mentally stimulating leisure activities can help, like playing music, reading, or even playing challenging mind games.

For more information, please contact: Lafayette Neurology - 765.446.5220 Khaled Hammoud, M.D. Source:

6 Ways to live a

Healthy Life 1 Take Cat Naps

It’s proven that naps are not just good for toddlers but for people of all ages. A study revealed people who take naps are 37% less likely to die from heart disease.

2 Mix & Mingle with the Right Crowd

There is clear link between having the right social ties and living a longer life. Surround yourself around positive people who help lift you up and encourage you to follow your dreams. Continue your old hobbies and find new activities that you can do with your friends or alone.

3 Stay Active

Exercise regularly. It is recommended to get least 2.5 hours of exercise a week. Not everyone likes the gym but how about a nice nature walk or dancing?

4 Set Realistic Goals

Make a plan to clearly define where you are going and how you will get there. Research has shown those who have a clear sense of purpose and drive have a less chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

5 Budget & Spend Your Money Wisely

Create a budget. Know where your money is going. Try to cut down your expenses. Not being able to afford the things you want to do in life can add stress your life. Look at ways you can lower regular bills and allocate it to other things like traveling, hobbies or sports.

6 Eat Foods that Give You Natural Energy

Iron Rich: If you feel lethargic it may be worth examining if you are eating iron rich foods. It’s a fact that almost 10% of women are iron deficient. Increasing your iron intake will get more oxygen to your cells by eating more foods like spinach, beans, dried fruit and meats. Right Formula for every meal: It’s one thing to eat one or two healthy foods a day but if you add the right foods at the right times together it will give you more energy. One example is one fruit or veggie, a whole grain, a lean protein, a plant-based fat food (avocado, nuts, coconut oil) and top it off with a fresh herb or spice. Healthy snacking: Everyone knows to stay away from processed sugar foods but there are many other snack options out there that are just as bad. It’s great to read the labels to see what you’re eating instead of going for a convenient packaged item like chips try nuts, dried fruit or trail mix. Consider making your own fruit and energy nut bars. You will notice a difference in your energy levels as you continue to make healthier snack choices. For more information, please turn to pages 9-10 and look under: Family Medicine Internal Medicine Pediatrics Immediate Care



What is

Blood Cancer?

• Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, lymphatic system and plasma cells. • There are 3 main types of blood cancers: Leukemia, cancer that is found in your blood and bone marrow; Lymphoma, blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system; and Myeloma, blood cancer that specifically tar gets your plasma cells. • Approximately every 4 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. • Over 1 million Americans are living with, or are in remission from, Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma. Those with blood disorders are often in need of blood transfusions.

• Leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, neoplasms of the brain and other nervous tissue are the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years old. • Age is the most significant risk factor for developing myeloma. People under 45 rarely develop the disease, while those ages 67 or older are at greatest risk. • About 31% more males are living with leukemia than females. And more males than females are diagnosed with leukemia and die from it. • The 5-year survival rate for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Leukemia is about 10% lower for African-Americans than whites.

• Leukemia is the 10th most frequently occurring type of cancer in all races or ethnicities. • There are 2 main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin Lymphoma spreads in an orderly manner from one group of lymph nodes to another and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma spreads through the lymphatic system in a non-orderly manner. • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the 6th most common cancer in males and 7th most common cancer in females in the US. • Approximately every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer.


Leukemia • Hodgkin Lymphoma • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma • Myeloma

For more information, please contact: Horizon Oncology Center - 765.446.5111 Wael Harb, M.D. Ajita Narayan, M.D. Lafayette Cancer Care - 765.446.5050 Nancy A. DiMartino, M.D. Glen Papaioannou, M.D. Source:

What men should ask their doctors about


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re encouraging men to get the facts about prostate cancer to make informed decisions about maintaining their prostate health. The good news is the five-year relative survival rate for men with localized prostate cancer (cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland) is near 100 percent. Ninety-one percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive 10 years and 76 percent survive 15 years. The bad news is prostate cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States and will kill 32,050 men this year. Knowledge is the key to surviving prostate cancer so here are 10 questions every man should ask his doctor about prostate cancer.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a malignancy that develops from cells of the prostate gland that may eventually spread outside the gland to other parts of the body. The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and is behind the base of the penis and under the bladder. Most prostate cancers grow very slowly; however, some prostate cancers spread quickly to other areas.

What causes prostate cancer?

While we do not yet know exactly what causes prostate cancer, we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. A risk factor is anything that increases a person's chance of getting a disease. Though researchers have identified some risk factors and are making progress toward understanding how these factors cause cells in the prostate gland to become cancerous. Evidence exists that development of prostate cancer is linked to increased levels of certain hormones. It is thought that high levels of androgens (male hormones) may contribute to prostate cancer risk in some men. Also it is caused by changes in the DNA of a prostate cancer cell. DNA makes up our genes, which control how cells behave.

Can prostate cancer be prevented?

Because the exact cause of prostate cancer is not known, we are not certain how to prevent most cases of the disease. Risk factors such as age, race and family history are beyond a man's control. One possible risk factor that can be changed is diet. A diet high in animal fat (dairy and meat) seems to increase the risk of prostate cancer. We recommend a diet low in fat and consisting mostly of vegetables, fruits and grains.


How is prostate cancer found?

Through a prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE), most cancers are detected when they are asymptomatic. Some prostate cancers may be found because of symptoms, such as slowing or weakening of the urinary stream or the need to urinate more often. Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer include hematuria (blood in the urine), swollen lymph nodes in the groin area, impotence (difficulty having an erection) and pain in the pelvis, spine, hips or ribs. Early detection may prove beneficial for some because 90 percent of all prostate cancers are discovered while still apparently localized and the five-year survival rate for patients whose cancers are diagnosed at this stage is near 100 percent. Over the past 20 years, the survival rate for all stages combined has increased from 67 percent to nearly 100 percent.

Am I at risk for prostate cancer?

Several factors, such as age, race, nationality, diet, physical activity and family history are consistently associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. In addition, African-American men are nearly twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than other American men. We encourage men to learn about this disease and ask their doctors if they fall within a high-risk group and whether prostate cancer testing is right for them.

Should I be tested for prostate cancer?

It's recommended that men have the opportunity to make an informed decision with their health care provider about screening for prostate cancer after receiving information about the uncertainties, risk, and potential benefits associated with screening. Men at average risk should start talking to their doctor beginning at age 50. Men at higher risk, including African-Americans, should talk to their doctor about prostate testing at age 45. For men who have had a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer, at age 40.

If I choose to be tested, what tests are available?

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and the digital rectal exam (DRE) are commonly used methods to detect prostate cancer. The PSA blood test measures a substance made by the prostate called prostate-specific antigen – the higher the level, the more likely cancer is present. DRE involves inserting a rubber-gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel for lumps or enlargement of the prostate.

How is prostate cancer treated?


Many different ways exist to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, expectant therapy (watching-and-waiting or deferred therapy) and experimental/ clinical trials. Men need to discuss the most appropriate course of action for themselves with their physicians.

Can prostate cancer be cured?

Prostate cancer can be cured in many cases. Learn the facts about the disease, and decide with your doctor and your family what treatment option may be best for you.

How many new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men in New York and New Jersey. In New York about 14,840 new cases will diagnosed this year, while in New Jersey roughly 6,790 men will learn they have prostate cancer. Nationally 217,730 new cases will be diagnosed this year.

For more information, please contact: Lafayette Clinic of Urology - 765.447.9308 Richard Selo, M.D. Urology of Lafayette - 765.446.5120 Stephen Beck, M.D. Source:


Healthy Recipes Cinnamon Apple Chips

3 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours | Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: • 6 macintosh apples • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

• ¼ cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS: • Wash and peel the apples. • Slice them as thinly as you can. • Spread the sliced apples on a baking sheep over parchment paper. • Sprinkle apples with sugar and cinnamon mix. • Bake at 250 for 1 hour. • Turn the apple slices and sprinkle more sugar and cinnamon mix (to taste). • Bake for another hour. • Remove and let cool before serving. NUTRITION Per serving : 260 Calories; .6 g Fat; 68.3 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein Source:

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower 4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes INGREDIENTS: • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets • 1 medium onion, sliced • 4 sprigs thyme • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled • 3 tablespoons olive oil • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese • salt and pepper DIRECTIONS: • Preheat oven to 425°. • Toss cauliflower florets on a large rimmed baking sheet with onion, thyme, garlic, and oil; season with salt and pepper. • Roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 35-40 minutes. • Sprinkle with Parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 10–12 minutes longer. NUTRITION Per serving : 220 Calories; 15 g Fat; 11 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein Source:


Choosing A Primary Care Physician - The Smart Way Choosing a new physician can be a difficult task. Asking for recommendations is a good way to start, but ultimately you will have to decide which physician is best suited to your individual needs and situation. It is important to establish a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP), especially before you ever get sick. Primary care doctors should be the first line of defense in protecting your health, but millions of Americans don’t have a PCP. Even patients who regularly visit specialists don’t always have a PCP, leaving them unprepared when the flu or an infection strikes. Everyone gets sick at some point, so selecting a PCP ahead of time means you don’t have to scramble around when you need medical care. Here are some questions and answers that can help you select a PCP who understands your particular needs. What information should I find out about the doctor? It may help to ask the doctor’s office these questions: • At which hospitals does the doctor have privileges? • How long does it take to get in to see the doctor for a routine visit and for urgently needed care? • Who covers for the doctor when the need arises? • Is the doctor board certified? (This means he or she has had training after medical school and has passed an exam to be certified as a specialist in a certain field.) What personal qualities should I look for in a doctor? Find a doctor who listens carefully, explains things clearly, anticipates your health problems and allows you to ask questions. What information should I bring to my appointment? It is important to provide your doctor with the following: • Your health history. • A list of medications you’re taking. • Any vitamins or supplements you take. • A description of any current health problems you’re having. If you have symptoms, the doctor will want to know when they first appeared and how often. • A list of questions. Ask your doctor to explain any answers you don’t understand.


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