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  • Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment Taking Shape

    April 27, 2019
    Breast cancer affects a large number of women and as research continues, the prognosis looks better. For those with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), treatment is now a personalized affair, customized according to cancer subtype. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first immune checkpoint inhibitor for breast cancer known as atezolizumab (Tecentriq). It is to be used for unresectable locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1-positive...read more
  • Colon Cancer Detection Goes a Step Further

    April 16, 2019
    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common yet preventable forms of cancer. It affects both men and women. Like every condition, prevention is always best and new moves are happening in that direction. If you knew what other cancers you are likely to get before you do and who else in your family is likely to get cancer,...read more
  • There is a Lump in Your Breast: What Next?

    March 24, 2019
    Finding a lump in the breast can leave you utterly scared and thinking of breast cancer. Some go a step further and imagine what they would like if they had to lose a breast and whether they would be comfortable getting implants. It can be a scary downward spiral. Breast lumps are quite normal and common especially in women who have not yet hit menopause....read more
  • Texas Comes in Second-Lowest for Risk of Skin Cancer

    March 13, 2019
    In an earlier report, Texas was ranked as second lowest in skin cancer risk in the United States. This may sound unbelievable considering Texan year-round warm weather and the blazing hot sun on most days. The ranking for this report was based on sunburn rates, supply and quality of dermatologists, and racial compositions. Mostly similar to data from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and...read more
  • Robotic Prostate Surgery is the Ideal Prostate Cancer Treatment in Texas with no Harmful Side Effects

    February 24, 2019
    Robotic prostate surgery is a procedure that surgically removes the whole prostate gland. The procedure uses robotic techniques that include key-hole incisions that are used to insert lighted viewing equipment to examine and remove the prostate. It is a new and less-invasive procedure that allows the surgeon to visualize anatomical structures clearly to carry out a more precise surgery. Robotic surgery uses a 3D...read more
  • How Cancer Patients Can Quit Smoking

    February 13, 2019
    Smoking causes many cancers, and its effects after cancer diagnosis are severe. Some of the effects include decreased survival rate and also increased risk of the disease recurring. Secondary malignancy, stress, treatment toxicity, depression and reduced quality of life are other effects of continued smoking. Most patients continue to smoke even during treatment. It is therefore important to help such patients quit smoking through...read more
  • 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

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