months eleven and twelve

well, first year is finally over! breast cancer and gynecologic cancers were both great rotations. i promise not to get on my soapbox for this one. please know that every woman should start getting yearly mammograms at age 40 (some recommend age 50, but i don’t like that recommendation). gynecologic exams need to begin at least by age 21.

for all who are still doubtful, the human papilloma virus vaccine (marketed under the name gardasil) is a very good thing. this vaccine protects against four strains of the virus. these four strains account for 70-80% of all cases of cervical cancer, an absolutely terrible malignancy. have your daughters vaccinated (and, hopefully, once congress realizes its importance, your sons, too).

so my life as a fellow will take a drastic change as compared to last year. now, my primary focus will be research rather than clinical medicine. i will now only have a few months of patient contact throughout the next two years. i will continue to keep you updated.


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  1. Karen Akerman

    Dr. Cataldo
    I’m SOO glad you are my sisters Doctor. And just remember when you SMILE you’re whole face lights up !! WE LOVE YOU !!

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