Cancer Lobby Day

If you’ve attended any local cancer event in the last twelve years—we’ve probably met. My passion is connecting our community with their cancer doctors. This led me to serve on The American Cancer Society Wisconsin Leadership Board and to become an Ambassador Constituent Team Lead with The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. While in… Continue reading

BREAKING: e-cigarettes pulled from shelves

BREAKING: The FDA announces all JUUL e-cigarette products, including menthol-flavored e-cigarettes, must be pulled from shelves across the U.S. E-cigarettes have been touted as a “safer” version of tobacco products. This may be true in regards to lung toxin exposure but many of the same and even new risks remain. Nicotine, the main active ingredient… Continue reading

Can prostate health be found in a bottle?

There are many different names for products that manufacturers are hoping you think that if taken as recommended will lead to a “healthy prostate”.  You have most likely noticed them in the store or online with names ranging from Prostate Defense to Super Beta Prostate Support. Other than a high price tag are they really any better… Continue reading

Remission in Every Patient

Promising clinical response for rectal cancer patients This weekend, Green Bay Oncology providers attended ASCO in Chicago where the results of a phase II trial was discussed involving patients with mismatch repair deficient locally advanced rectal cancer. These patients received treatment with PD-1 blockade, dostarlimab, and had a complete clinical response. This is exciting news… Continue reading

Male Breast Cancer

Men absolutely get breast cancer. It happens here in Green Bay. I’ve treated it. So it’s absolutely a thing. But men get breast cancer about 100 times LESS often than women do, for a very simple reason: Most breast cancers develop from abnormal cells in the ductwork of the breast. But men have less breast… Continue reading

COVID-19 and Cancer

Is this hype or is this real? The death rate is about 1-3% - not as high as SARS, but about ten times higher than regular influenza. It's not hype. It's real. … Continue reading

Has COVID-19 lost us the war on cancer?

For several months in the spring of 2020, clinics and hospitals across the United States temporarily suspended routine cancer screening during the early phase of the COVID outbreak. Patients we’d reminded by mail and phone not to forget their mammograms or colonoscopies or PAP smears were suddenly told to cancel them and sit tight. Most… Continue reading

The Other Side

I have been at Green Bay Oncology caring for patients for nearly eleven years. I am used to being in charge, having the answers, the results, the plan. Since I have always been a perfectionist and need to control things, part of empathizing with my patients is treating them the way I’d want my family treated.… Continue reading

COVID Testing in Brown County: Why You Should Bother

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has recommended COVID testing for all persons who live and work in Brown County. The testing centers have a pretty convenient registration and drive-through process, but it’s still about a half hour of your life spent waiting. “But I feel fine, and I’ve barely been out of my house!… Continue reading

No Illusions

Though I’m an oncologist and not an infectious disease expert I’m getting bombarded with questions about the pandemic. Patients and staff are asking me and every one of my partners similar things, over and over: How long until things go back to normal? How much danger am I in? Is it all going to be… Continue reading