Close-up of one leg of a little boy sitting on chair in green park. Coudl it be Hemihypertrophy and Hemihyperplasia?
    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Vonda, I'm so glad you asked! Most people are not aware of this medical condition. Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the rig…

    Wilms’ Tumor

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Seeing the musical, Les Miserables, was a great experience for me. In one of my favorite moments, a little girl appears on the stage alone and sings a hauntingly beautiful solo, "…

    Strength in the face of breast cancer
    Breast Cancer — A Story of Survival

    A young mother recently called me. She had seen my story on the web and wanted to talk because she hadn't been able to find another survivor of "her kind" of breast cancer. She needed to connect with …

    Retinoblastoma

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When you see the red-eye effect in a photograph, you are looking at a clue to the presence or absence of retinoblastoma, an important childhood cancer. Retinoblastoma, which is us…

    Pink pill box with birth control pills. Illustrating birth control pills and breast cancer.
    Birth Control Pills and Breast Cancer

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Thanks for the follow-up question. We cover a lot of ground at HouseCalls, and I am glad for the opportunity to clarify the points I have rushed by quickly. Hormonal factors are v…

    When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided - Follow Up
    When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided – Follow Up

    Several of our readers have expressed concern for Nancy Cefalu and her family. We received a letter from her and are reprinting it with her permission . . . (more…)…

    When Time Away from Baby Can’t be Avoided …

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your cancer. What a trying time this must be for you! You sound like a truly beautiful person. For over four months now (perhaps even longer) yo…