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Archives: February 2020

  • Dr. Godinez explains the different types of screening tests used in colorectal cancer cases.

    February 14, 2020
    Lewisville, TX – February 13, 2020 – Colorectal cancer affects both men and women. It may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant, where it spreads and damages other parts of the body. The common symptoms of the disease include changes in bowel movements, bloody stool, bleeding from the rectum, bloating, and pain in the abdomen, fatigue, a lump in the...read more
  • A Non-Invasive Breath Test Can Help to Diagnose Colorectal Cancer

    A new technique has been developed to help test for colorectal cancer and other advanced adenomas. The non-invasive breath test is used to measure volatile organic compounds exhaled by a patient. In a multicenter study: The researchers tested adult patients scheduled for a colonoscopy. They used Aeonose devices to conduct breath tests. Some patients were excluded due to incomplete colitis, colonoscopy,...read more
  • Surviving Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer amounts to almost 13% of all cancer diagnoses each year. Studies have found that black men are 20% more likely to develop lung cancer than white men, while black women are 10% less likely to be diagnosed with the disease than white women. The survival rate for lung cancer depends on various factors, including the cancer subtype and...read more
  • Treating Skin Cancer with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

    Non-melanoma skin cancer comprises the common basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as the rare T-cell lymphoma, basosquamous carcinoma, Merkel cell tumors, and Kaposi sarcoma.  The key risk factors for these skin cancers are sun exposure, immunosuppression, toxic, and ionizing radiation exposures. Skin cancers may not cause mortality, but they impact the physical appearance, functional status, and...read more

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