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  • Choosing Integrative Oncology Providers in Texas

    January 23, 2019
    Integrated oncology refers to a cancer treatment approach that combines the standard cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy, with other non-traditional treatments or activities to help treat the disease, reduce its side effects, and improve a patient’s overall wellbeing. Participating in yoga, for example, can considerably improve the quality of life of a patient. Given that integrative medicine is aimed at integrating or...read more
  • Do Chemotherapy’s Risks Outweigh Its Benefits?

    January 16, 2019
    Chemotherapy has, for a long time, been used as a cancer treatment method along with radiation and surgery. Most oncologists are shunning chemo as ineffective and risky at fighting breast tumors at their early stages. Conventionally, most women with breast cancer were treated with a combination of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. A chemo alternative Some doctors see chemo as a method that uses years of treatment...read more
  • Understanding the Various Oncology Specialties

    December 24, 2018
    When diagnosed with cancer, most patients want to get a deeper understanding of their condition. They want to know what the treatment entails and the various specialists who will be handling their case. Much progress has been made in the field of oncology, with innovative therapies evolving along with different specialties. Oncology as a branch of medicine involves research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Oncologists...read more
  • How to Manage Cancer Related Fatigue

    December 14, 2018
    Fatigue is among the most typical side effects of cancer and its treatment. The patient can go through physical, emotional and cognitive changes during treatment. These changes contribute to the sense of exhaustion, lethargy, weakness, insomnia and other body weaknesses. Factors such as current medication, emotional distress, pain and more will determine how a patient will approach fatigue management. Supportive...read more
  • Creating Awareness for Breast Cancer Helps to Improve Breast Health

    November 25, 2018
    October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month, reminding us to get mammograms and yearly screenings for breast cancer. Breast cancer is most prevalent in women, although men can get it too. DNA mutations cause normal breast cells to form cancer. Certain DNA mutations are hereditary and can increase your breast cancer risk. Detecting breast cancer early offers a better chance...read more
  • Steps To Take To Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer

    November 16, 2018
    Colon cancer is the most curable cancer when caught early. Approximately 90% of people with early-stage colon cancer survive for five years after their diagnosis. The survival rate drops to 10% in patients whose colon cancer has already spread. Early diagnosis of colon cancer is critical. Most cases of this cancer begin silently as a polyp with very few...read more
  • Looking for a Second Opinion on Breast Cancer in Texas

    October 23, 2018
    After discussing with your doctor about your situation, you might want to find another doctor who will review your case and offer a second opinion. You need to find a breast cancer specialist working with a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and radiologists. He will be your source of the second opinion from other experts....read more
  • Compassionate Cancer Care in Texas

    October 13, 2018
    Cancer is life-changing, and a diagnosis usually turns life upside down for a patient and their family. Every patient with cancer wants to know that there are multiple treatment options and new researches for cancer treatment, as well as knowing that someone else cares. Compassionate care is a whole healthcare system approach that includes patient empowerment, the culture of care,...read more
  • Why the Norwegian Directorate of Health Recommends Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at 55

    September 24, 2018
    The American Cancer Society has updated the screening guidelines for colorectal cancer with recommendations that testing starts at the age of 45 – five years earlier than the current screening age guideline for screening at age 50. The recent screening age recommendation was updated due to the fact that more young people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and the...read more
  • How Myoepithelial Cells Actively Stop Situ Breast Cancer from Becoming Invasive

    September 14, 2018
    Situ breast cancer is a form of breast cancer that is non-invasive. Also known as ductal carcinoma in situ, this is where the cancer cells lining the milk ducts have not metastasized to the surrounding breast tissue. In infiltrating breast cancer, the cancer cells have already progressed beyond the ducts through the lymphatic and blood systems to the other...read more

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