Douglas A. Stewart MD


Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery

Whether to wear a breast form (prosthesis) after breast surgery is a very personal decision. Some women feel better about themselves when their clothes fit just as they did before surgery. Other women feel comfortable just as they are. You can buy these forms already made, or they can be custom-made from a mold of your…

Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery

Whether to wear a breast form (prosthesis) after breast surgery is a very personal decision. Some women feel better about themselves when their clothes fit just as they did before surgery. Other women feel comfortable just as they are. You can buy these forms already made, or they can be custom-made from a mold of your…

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Is this topic for you? Lymphomas are either Hodgkin lymphomas or non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Hodgkin lymphomas have a type of cell called Reed-Sternberg cells. Lymphomas without these cells are non-Hodgkin lymphomas. This topic is about Hodgkin lymphoma. To learn about non-Hodgkin lymphoma, see the topic Non-Hodgkin…

Exercises to do after mastectomy

Shoulder shrug While you sit or stand, lift your shoulders toward your ears. Relax your shoulders, and let them drop to their usual position. Shoulder roll While you sit or stand, roll your shoulders from front to back and up to down. Shoulder blade stretch While you sit or stand, place your arms down straight, palms…

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that happens when cells in your lymph system grow abnormally and out of control. The cells can form a mass, called a lymphoma. They can also spread to other parts of your body. Treatment can cure some people and may allow others to live for years.