Jimmy Ruiz MD


Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?

Many people take aspirin every day, or every other day, to help prevent heart attack and stroke. But should you take it to prevent cancer? Research has shown that aspirin does help prevent heart attack and stroke in people who are at high risk for those things. But cancer is different. Yes, there are studies that seem…

Nerve Block for Pain Relief

Provides brief discussion on nerve block for pain relief. Explains that it is done by injecting a drug into or around a nerve or into the spine. Covers when and why nerve blocks are used. Also covers risks.

Examen de tacto rectal

Un examen de tacto rectal (con el dedo) detecta problemas en los órganos o en otras estructuras de la pelvis y de la parte inferior del abdomen. Durante un examen de tacto rectal, su médico coloca un dedo enguantado y lubricado de una mano en el recto y podría usar la otra mano para presionar la parte inferior del…

Cancer: Home Treatment for Pain

Not all forms of cancer or cancer treatment cause pain. If pain occurs, many treatments are available to relieve it. If your doctor has given you instructions or medicines to treat pain, be sure to follow them. Home treatment may help to reduce pain and improve your physical and mental well-being. Be sure to discuss…