24October

Daddy, I Didn’t Realize Breast Cancer Can Happen to You!

My interest in and awareness of men’s breast cancer peaked when I was participating in a health fair given by my local community and I volunteered to do free breast exams. I was looking at the long line of women when I noticed and was surprised to find 2 men (one with a little boy and the other with his wife/girlfriend) waiting in line to get their breasts examined. These men varied in age (one was 30 and the other was 60). Only through the innocence of a child, the little boy looked up at his dad while I was doing his exam and said, ”Daddy, I didn’t know boys and men can have lumps and breast cancer too!”

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18October

Ask Dr. Christina: Breast Cancer Prevention Screening Tool – HALO

Dear Dr. Christina, My mother had to go to her doctor to get some tests done and was told she had breast cancer. How can that be? She had a screening mammogram 6 months ago and was told by her doctor that her mammogram was okay. Why did the mammogram miss it? I am so scared. My mom’s breast cancer doctor said I was too young to get a mammogram but that I should tested. She then told me about the HALO breast pap test that was available as well as a blood test. I had never heard about these other tests before. I just wanted to write to you to find out if you are aware of this testing and anything else I should know that might calm my fears. Cheeri

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12October

How Dare You Cheat on Me when I Am Pregnant!!

One day, this beautiful, married pregnant woman begins to have some pain that she has never experienced before around her anus and in between her legs. It is a burning, excruciating pain that she is unable to relieve, no matter what she does. When she visits her doctor’s office and gets examined, she is told that she is having a herpes outbreak and has contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). The woman is devastated because she has never in her entire life had a herpes outbreak. How can this be happening to her now? This is supposed to be the most important time of her life? She is pregnant and how can she make sure her baby is not exposed? So why the herpes outbreak? Well, it turns out that her husband happened to begin having the outbreaks himself and didn’t tell her about them. He has to admit to his wife that he has cheated on her during the pregnancy. Not only does this threaten her ability to deliver her baby the natural way, which she has dreamed about for so long, but now her body and the baby is threatened by a vaginal delivery, if at the time of delivery the mom has an herpetic outbreak. The husband’s cheating has now resulted in threatening the baby’s safety as well as upsetting his wife emotionally in the midst of her pregnancy.

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08October

Ask Dr. Christina: Help! How Do I Tell My Parents I Had SEX!

Dear Dr. Christina, Last week I went to my first gynecologist exam that my mom scheduled for me. Four weeks later, my doctor’s office called and told me I had an abnormal pap smear with the high risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). I’m not even sure what that is! I am not sure what to do with the phone call I got from the doctor’s office because I know my parents will be so disappointed with me. I am so freaked out. I decided to write to you to help me. ~ Chi

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