Dr Oz: Inverted Nipples & Breast Cancer
I hope have kept a box of tissues handy because this has been a powerful and emotional lifesaving hour on the Dr. Oz show. He has shared information that could save your life or the life of someone that you love with colonoscopy screening recommendations and stroke warning signs. Doctor Oz also wants every woman armed with information regarding female heart attacks and the unique symptoms they should not ignore.
Dr Oz: Struggling with Infertility
Two years ago Dr. Oz met a couple, Amy and Brian, who were struggling to have a child. They had tried everything, but were beginning to fear they may never be able to have a family. Dr. Oz helped with some important tests to determine what could be causing the challenges they were facing while trying to conceive a child.
The news was not good where Brian’s semen was concerned. He had very few that were active, but as Dr. Oz pointed out, you only need one to be successful. He made arrangements for them to work with a fertility clinic, but two years passed and Amy and Brian still did not have the happy ending they were hoping for.
Dr Oz: Testicular Cancer Warning
Still feeling discouraged by their inability to conceive, Brian began to watch Dr. Oz’s show more regularly and he saw one episode that changed his life; actually, it saved his life. The topic of the show was men and testicular cancer and the fact that 90% of men who do self-exams can save their own lives if they are diagnosed with testicular cancer. Brian immediately did a self-exam and he found a lump.Suddenly, the priority for him and Amy shifted from conceiving a baby to saving his life. Amazingly, on the very day that Brian went into the hospital for his surgery to remove the cancer, Amy learned that she was pregnant. It brought Dr. Oz great joy to welcome the entire family, via satellite, to his show to congratulate them. Amy and Brian named their “miracle” son Graham Thomas and they are forever grateful not only to Dr. Oz and all of the medical assistance they have received, but also to their friends and family.
Dr Oz: Changing the Way Doctors Treat Patients
Dr. Oz says that he is so happy that his advice not only helps change the lives of viewers, but it has also changed the way that other doctors are providing care to their own patients. Many have made changes in the way they treat different conditions because of the advice Dr. Oz has given on his show.
Dr Oz: Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island
Dr. Oz, like so many of us, was heartbroken at the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Oz visited one of the hardest hit areas, Staten Island. He said that seeing it in person had a powerful impact on him and he met one victim that he will never forget.
Joe was a man who had just lost his mother to cancer and Hurricane Sandy took away many of the memories he had of her as well. He was constantly focused on helping his neighbors and anyone else who needed it, but was neglecting his health. He admitted to Dr. Oz that he had not taken his blood pressure medication in over a week, which caused great concern with Dr. Oz.
After taking Joe’s blood pressure and finding it dangerously elevated, Dr. Oz immediately walked him over to the pharmacy to help him get his medication. Joe says he is now taking his medication every day, so that he can continue to help his friends and neighbors.
Dr Oz: Stress of Natural Disasters
Dr. Oz said that living through a natural disaster takes a huge toll on victims, especially where their health is concerned. He is so pleased that Joe is now taking care of himself so that he can keep on taking care of everyone else.
Dr Oz: Embarrassing Questions Save Lives
While Dr. Oz gives a lot of advice on his show, he likes to do it in a memorable way so that you will not forget what you heard or saw. Sometimes that is in the form of answering the embarrassing questions of audience members. While some are funny and make us laugh, others are more serious and save lives.
This was the case for one viewer who was too afraid to ask her embarrassing question to her own doctor. She was watching the show when a woman asked whether it is normal to have inverted nipples. Dr. Oz explained that they are normal if you are born with them, but if they develop when you are older, your body is sending you a message that something is wrong.
Colleen said that she worked up the courage to see her doctor and ask about her own inverted nipples. She was found to have Stage 2 breast cancer, but with treatment she is now cancer-free and doing well. She said that watching Dr. Oz that day and hearing that one question literally saved her life.