The Doctors: Dr Jennifer Berman Cancer Scare
Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S. and Dr Jennifer Berman recently had another scare. The Doctors shared a sneak peek into her journey. Dr Berman explained that her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her 50’s but pulled through until suddenly the disease took her away. Within a year, Dr Berman found out that her sister had breast cancer as well. Because of her family history, Dr Berman had a 30% chance of developing breast cancer, which is why she went to see a specialist.
During her exam, a solid mass was found in Dr Berman’s breast, so a biopsy was performed finding that the mass was benign. It was suggested that Dr Berman undergo imaging every six months, so she did just that. The mammogram was clear, but the ultrasound showed something of concern, warranting a closer look. Dr Berman underwent an MRI just to be sure there was nothing to worry about.
The Doctors: Screening For Breast Cancer
Breast specialist Dr Kristi Funk revealed that the finding was benign, although the scan showed that the findings in Dr Berman’s breasts were caused by the hormone replacement therapy that she was using. It has an effect on the breast tissue that limits the ability to see well on an MRI. The radiologist agreed that there wasn’t anything significant found.
As for breast cancer screening, the average woman typically wouldn’t get an MRI, but those at elevated risk may.
The Doctors: No-Knife Facelift
The Doctors then moved on to talk about the new no-knife facelift, also known as the Silhouette Instant-Lift. The Doctors wanted to put it to the test. The lift uses strings to elevate or lift facial skin without the need for invasive surgery, according to Dr Harold Lancer. He used a little anesthetic before using threads to lift the skin. The Doctors then welcomed Dr Lancer and Paula, who just had the procedure done a week before.
Paula said she couldn’t be happier with the results, and Dr Lancer explained that the procedure takes 30 minutes but the results can last 2-3 years. The results, of course, vary from person to person. It costs anywhere from $2,000-5,000 depending on how many strings are required.
The Doctors: Kim Kardashian Flew To Europe For Cheesecake
The Doctors then shared that Kim Kardashian recently revealed on a Vogue podcast that she flew to Europe a few months ago just to have a piece of her favorite cheesecake. But allegedly, the place was out of the cheesecake, so they made one especially for her. Kim, of course, doesn’t want it to be her legacy! Legacy was the word of the day and you can use the word legacy on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a Legacy Box all in on total mail kit.
The Doctors: Room, Best Drama Nomination
For their News in 2:00, it was reported that Ricky Gervais is back to host the 73rd annual Golden Globes. Before the awards are handed out The Doctors shared some previews of medical-related movies, including Room. The movie is about a woman trapped in a 10×10 shed with no view of the outside world. The movie was nominated in the Best Drama category, and tells the story of a kidnapped mother who gives birth to her son while in captivity. The movie is similar to the real-life kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who gave birth to two children while in captivity from 1991-2009.
The Doctors: The Martian Preview
The Doctors also shared a preview of the movie about a man who was abandoned and left for dead by his crew while on Mars. The man played by Matt Damon has to think quickly about how to survive in the thriller The Martian, nominated in the Best Comedy Music category. The movie prides itself on grounded science and real research about what a visit to Mars could look like in the near future.
The Doctors: Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne is going for his second consecutive Best Actor award, for his role in The Danish Girl. She plays Lily Elbe, the world’s first gender-reassigned person. In 1930, Elbe underwent a series of experimental operations in Berlin. Elbe eventually died during a procedure to transplant a uterus in 1931.
The Doctors: Freeze Your Cheese
Finally, for The Doctors’ prescription, they suggested freezing a block of cheese for 35-40 minutes to make it easier to grate! It’s less likely to bend or break, meaning no finger injuries.