Informational Articles Category

  • Getting a Mammography and Eating High Fiber Diet Can Help Fight Breast Cancer

    June 15, 2020
    Early screening can help detect and reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. New research has shown that going for mammography screening can significantly reduce the rate of advanced, fatal breast cancer. In their findings, the research team observed that mammography screening reduces fatal breast cancer risk by 41% within 10 years of patient diagnosis and 25% reduction in advanced...read more
  • Lung Cancer Patient Management during the COVID-19 Era

    May 14, 2020
    Patients who recently underwent surgery for cancer are not at high risk for coronavirus if they stay at home and follow safety guidelines. However, those who received chemotherapy for lung cancer are susceptible to the virus. If they need chemotherapy after surgery, their treatment should be planned carefully. Doctors are now implementing telehealth to help minimize exposure to COVID-19. The...read more
  • Understanding the Efficacy of Adjuvant Therapy

    April 15, 2020
    Adjuvant therapy is treatment that helps to keep cancer from recurring. It is often given to patients who have already had other primary treatments like surgery. Although surgery may be successful in removing tumors, microscopic bits of the disease can remain undetectable in the body. Before going ahead with adjuvant therapy, you should first understand your options. Weigh your benefits...read more
  • Targeted Therapy May Help Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    March 14, 2020
    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of breast cancer with no hormone receptors for progesterone and estrogen in its cells. The cells do not overexpress the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 genes.  That explains why it has some of the highest recurrence rates and low survival rates. The standard treatment for triple-negative breast cancer includes radiation, surgery,...read more
  • Treating Skin Cancer with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

    February 14, 2020
    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
  • Breathing Symptoms that May Indicate the Presence of Lung Cancer

    January 17, 2020
    Lung cancer is a deadly form of cancer that occurs when cancerous cells multiply uncontrollably to form tumors in the lung. In most cases, lung cancer does not cause symptoms until it has progressed to other body parts. Its symptoms can impact the daily life of a patient. One breathing symptom, in particular, can cause difficulty in performing daily...read more

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