Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence
    Yes, It Is Cancer: The Importance of Persistence

    When I hit my 40s, I was happy, healthy and very, very busy. I was a caretaker for someone I loved. I was writing books. I took up golf, learned about scuba diving and participated in my first triathl…

    We can easily fix the shoulder, but...
    We can easily fix the shoulder, but…

    After a simple shoulder x-ray on January 2, 2007, I learned out of nowhere that something else had shown up in my lung. Ten days later we knew what it was: Stage IV kidney cancer that had spread throu…

    Who are Radiologists?
    Who are Radiologists?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: A radiologist is a physician who specialized in imaging techniques after completing medical school. If one is involved in doing or interpreting the CT scan, there is a higher chan…

    Cancer - Environmentally Linked?
    Cancer – Environmentally Linked?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a tough time for the family! Most tumors in kids come from a combination of genetic susceptibility and some kind of environmental insult. Not all susceptible kids get cancer,…

    Breast Lumps in Boys

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Lumps of one kind or another are a common reason for a visit to the doctor's office. The lump might be in the neck (that the parents suspect is just a swollen gland), in the knee …

    Hemihypertrophy and Cancer

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Hemihypertrophy, also called hemihyperplasia, is a greater-than-normal asymmetry between the right and left sides of the body. It can occur as an independent condition (isolated h…

    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, "…

    Baby looking into the camera. Does she have swollen lymph nodes?
    Swollen Lymph Nodes: Normal, infection or malignancy?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Almost every day, Shelley, concerned parents ask me about lumps in their children's necks or scalps. Most of the time, these turn out to be normal. Occasionally, though, they are …

    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 …

    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…