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  • Does Delaying Radiation After Prostatectomy Reduce Side Effects?

    April 30, 2015
    Conventional wisdom in the medical community has long held that waiting to begin radiation therapy following a prostatectomy can prevent some of the potential adverse side effects of this cancer-killing treatment. Studies out of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, however, indicate that just might not be the case. The studies focused on answering the question once and for...read more
  • Helping Your Loved One Face Cancer

    April 13, 2015
    Finding out that someone you love has cancer can be worse than hearing the diagnosis yourself. After all, while you won’t be waging the battle at the very front of the line, you will have to put a brave face on and provide strength and support when it’s needed the most. Chances are you’ll be doing so while also...read more
  • Tips for Lowering Your Cancer Risks

    March 31, 2015
    An estimated 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015 alone. Some 589,000 Americans will die from various forms of the disease in 2015. Those sobering figures courtesy of the American Cancer Society make it clear that cancer prevention is an issue that should be important to just about everyone. Fortunately, there are steps people can take to...read more
  • BMI and Cancer Risk

    March 13, 2015
    Increased body weight puts us at risk for developing a variety of health conditions. This is not news to anyone. Those who are overweight or obese are more at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, stroke, liver disease, and more. It’s also important, however, to understand that increased body mass index (BMI) -...read more
  • Protecting Yourself Against Carcinogens in the Home

    March 3, 2015
    The causes of cancer are varied and in some cases undefinable. While particular lifestyle choices or exposure to harmful agents may explain the development of cancer in one person, there may appear to be no connection whatsoever to any attributable cause in another person. In some cases, in fact, a cancer diagnosis may appear to be completely random. The...read more
  • Treatment for Cancer: Conventional and Alternative Working Together

    February 16, 2015
    Everyone who has undergone cancer treatment has a story about what has worked - or not worked - for them. Everyone is different and, in the end, it’s often about finding a specific “cocktail” of therapies that work in tandem to provide the best potential for successful treatment. For many, often a combination of conventional therapies performed by oncologists...read more
  • Cancer Treatment Side-Effects: When to Call the Doctor

    January 29, 2015
    Treatment for cancer has an end goal - to eradicate cancer cells and offer patients a new lease on life. There is much good that comes from cancer treatment of all kinds - chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and more. But, unfortunately, with treatment can come side effects that are part and parcel of the drugs and techniques that are used...read more
  • Getting Help During Cancer Treatment

    January 13, 2015
    Treatment for cancer – no matter how short or relatively comfortable – can be terrifying. There is so much up in the air and so many considerations including choosing the appropriate treatment that fits with the diagnosis and interferes as little as possible with our daily activities. It’s difficult enough to wrap our own heads around what is completely...read more
  • Eating for Cancer

    December 26, 2014
    A healthy diet is, without question, one of the contributing factors to our overall health. Conversely, a poor diet can contribute to a variety of conditions that can erode our physical state and even put us in the position of being at risk for developing some cancers. This is serious business and should be kept in front of mind...read more
  • The Best Cancer Doctor for YOU

    December 15, 2014
    Those looking for appropriate cancer care can easily find they are inundated with choices. There are many amazing doctors who have devoted their professional lives to treating cancer. But that doesn’t mean that every doctor is a good fit for every cancer patient. This is a professional - and medical - relationship to be sure. But it is also...read more

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