James Goydos, MD
James Goydos MD - Doctor, surgeon & expert on skin cancer. M.D. from Rutgers. Experience as a Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncologist, & clinical trial leader. Writing on cancer, detction with camera / computer vision and healthcare.
The Trolley Problem & The Pandemic: What Would You Choose?
If you think of the word ‘trolley’, what comes to mind? For those of the British persuasion, perhaps images of shopping carts come to mind. For those on the other side of the pond, ‘trolley’ more likely conjures images of streetcars that run along the tracks of many urban streets around the world.
Federal Judge Declines Restraining Order Which Would Block Face Mask Mandate In New Jersey Schools
With schools back in session around the United States, schoolboards have grappled with how to combat the spread of the coronavirus while maintaining in-person learning. Making the switch from virtual back to physical sessions has come with its challenges, including identifying how to curb the spread of the virus. Schools around the country have instituted measures which follow CDC guidelines, including enforcing social distancing and wearing face masks. Many schools have introduced mask mandates as a means of safeguarding student and staff health. New Jersey is one of only 16 states which have instituted a mask mandate to date.
Cancer Research Unites Us All
September 24 is World Cancer Research Day. Today we help shed light on one of the most important causes that impact human health around the globe, but it is important year-round. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death.
Everyday Ways to Give Back to the Community
Giving back to the community can be enriching for both the giver and the receiver. But before someone can “give back to their community” they have to decide what community they belong to. Many of us live in one location and work in another, and what we consider our “community” can vary from person to person.
Why Should You Care About Your Skin?
“Skin”. For such a short word, the concept and its importance to the body carries an immense amount of weight (literally). It is the largest organ of the body, though one which may not be immediately apparent as an actual organ. Some may think of organs as more internal to the body, perhaps the heart, brain, liver, lungs, or kidneys. But in addition to these vital organs, we have many more that help the human body to function in a variety of different ways.
Cameras & Skin Cancer - Can They Help, Or Is It Trial & Error?
Although skin is the largest organ of the human body, it is an afterthought for many. For some, the failure to attend to it can mean the difference between life and a death sentence. - James Goydos, M.D.
Staying Healthy During a Pandemic
For those with concerns about their own health, each day can be a challenge. From waking up in the morning to aches and pains to dealing with a difficult diagnosis or prognosis, a normal day can be fraught with complications. In a pre-pandemic world, it is safe to say that coping with health concerns is challenging enough. Topping this with the very real threat of a novel virus, and coping can seem insurmountable. In a world in which almost 800,000 people have died from the coronavirus, taking care of one's health is even more important. However, the thought can be more harrowing, especially for those with compromised immune systems. For those that, on a good day, have a mild fear of doctors, COVID-19 has helped to stoke greater fears of the white coat. Whitecoat syndrome is now often coupled for many with the threat of infection for a presently incurable disease.
Cancer, The Coronavirus, And Early Detection
When it comes to cancers, early detection is essential. Although there are several different types of cancers (over 100) the importance of early detection is one of the similarities among them all. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Certain cancers have better prognoses than others. In 2018, there were 9.5 million deaths due to cancer worldwide. This is expected to almost double by 2040.