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- What Is Known About UTIs
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- Preventing UTIs
- From Dr. Deborah's Desk
It starts as a twinge right after you urinate. Then you notice a burning during the next trip to the bathroom, which happened painfully soon after the last trip, and yielded little urine. Pretty soon you are automatically drinking more water so that at least something happens when you respond to the constant feeling of urging in your bladder. And then you realize, "Ahah, a bladder infection!"
Most women aren't thinking about breast cancer when they're taking a shower, yet that is the moment when their whole world can change. A new hard lump sends a shock wave from the fingertips to the mind, heart and gut. Undergoing the tests that lead to a diagnosis creates alternating states of determined optimism and worrisome fear that interrupt normal sleep and even simple conversations.
Once breast cancer is diagnosed, the challenge is decision making. The best choice isn't always obvious, and advice comes from everyone about what should be done. And then there's breast cancer treatment.