“I’ve never understood why men don’t talk about it. A couple of men I know who had prostate cancer, as far as them coming together — nobody talks about it. There are times men are bragging, you know, on this subject, but now it’s just total silence,” says “Joe” (not his real name) of Oxnard, who was 65 at the time of his prostate cancer diagnosis. Can a disease be healed if patients do not and will not talk about it? A prostate cancer diagnosis can fuel shame in a tough-guy culture that won’t talk about it. The prostate gland is...Read More
Author: Kathy Jean Schultz
Innovation is by definition full of surprises. Medical treatments once labeled “science fiction” are now common. The pace of breakthroughs finds modern medicine changing more rapidly than at any time in history. At Ventura County hospitals, technology is fueling novel treatments. Los Angeles hospitals, including Cedars-Sinai and UCLA medical centers, have in the past been the only options for state-of-the-art medicine, but many advances are now available locally. Technology transforms treatment The Ventura County Medical Center unveiled its all-new North Tower, on Hillmont Avenue, in June, and its planners’ visionary efforts are evident. New technology is good news for...Read More
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