https://www.healthcentral.com/author/sheila-m-eldred

Latest by Sheila M. Eldred

Yoga class from behind
Living With

What You Need to Know About Exercising After Bladder Cancer Treatment

Research shows that patients who complete exercise programs after surgery for bladder cancer enjoy better outcomes than those who don’t. So what exercises can you do? A physical therapist, oncologist, and urologist give suggestions.

Man walking through the flowers with his children
Family Health History

7 Ways Loved Ones Can Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

If you have lung cancer and you're worried others in your family might get it too, here are 7 helpful prevention tips to share with your loved ones.

Close up of flowers on woman's chest
Symptoms

Warning Signs of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advanced breast cancer tends to spread to the bones, the liver, the lungs, or the brain. Can you recognize the different symptoms of metastasis for each organ?

Senior man at that dentist.
Survivorship

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Share Tips for Oral Care

Cancer treatment can leave your mouth and teeth in disarray. We went straight to those who know best — head and neck cancer survivors — to find out what works and what doesn’t to deal with some common issues.

Doctor holding model of esophagus.
Risk Factors

Esophageal Cancer: What It Is, How to Treat It

This cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., but four times more common in men than in women. Learn the risk factors.

Woman discussing treatment options for IBD with her doctor.
Doctor & Patient

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis

You walk into the exam room and greet your GI. You know you had a million questions, but now your mind’s gone blank. Use this crib sheet to get the info you need.

Promo Image
Diagnosis

Have Ulcerative Colitis? Get to Know These 10 Definitions

Is the terminology of IBD going straight over your head? Here, according to a GI doc, are the key terms you need to know.

Tumor in the larynx.
Five Questions

Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

Gynecologist talking to woman about endometrial cancer.
Symptoms

What Your GYN Wants You to Know About Endometrial Cancer

Get the facts about the most common gynecological cancer, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, and more, straight from a doctor.

Doctor talking to male patient.
Survivorship

We Need to Talk About Suicide Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

With potential disfigurement and other difficult treatment side effects, survivors of these cancers need support, says one cancer researcher.