The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Cancer

Grandmother, mother and daughter sit on a couch and smile at the camera
Tags: Breast cancer, Cancer, women's health

Caroline Berger is a wife, mother, grandmother, University of Arizona Health Sciences employee – and a breast cancer survivor of 16 years. She shares her journey and why it’s so important to trust yourself and find... read more

Woman using her mobile phone to take a selfie in her bathroom
Tags: skin cancer, melanoma, skin care, dermatologist, mobile apps

Mobile applications can’t replace doctors, but they can be useful tools if you want to take a proactive approach to skin care.  In the U.S., 1 in 5 people will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, according to the... read more

Baby boy chewing on his fingers and drooling
Tags: saliva, chemotherapy, oral health, dry mouth, clinical trials, xerostomia

Most people don’t think about saliva. But imagine your life without it. Everything is moistened by saliva: your oral cavity, your gums, your tongue, your teeth. That moistening surrounds food so it’s easier to... read more