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  • Suitable Screening Intervals for Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer

    July 25, 2019
    In the United States, lung cancer screening is currently offered during routine clinical care. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that high-risk individuals go for annual low dose chest CT (LDCT) screening based on results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). High-risk individuals include those between the ages of 55 and 80, have a history of...read more
  • New Hope for Younger Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

    July 13, 2019
    A recent study found that adding ribociclib, a targeted drug that attacks cancer cells improved survival rates in premenopausal women diagnosed with an advanced form of breast cancer. Compared to patients that only received hormone therapy, patients prescribed ribociclib had their risk of death reduced by about a third. The drug works by specifically targeting and interfering with the...read more
  • Physical Therapy: a Critical Component While Recovering From Breast Cancer Surgery

    June 24, 2019
    Most patients who undergo a surgical procedure also integrate physical therapy in their recovery plan, particularly, if the surgery involved body parts that move or control movement, including the legs, arms, or central nervous system. However, physical therapy is also essential to patients who’ve completed breast surgery. Whether it’s double mastectomy or lumpectomy, a great percentage of breast cancer treatments...read more
  • Giving Emotional Support to Cancer Patients

    June 13, 2019
    A cancer diagnosis can have an overwhelming emotional impact not only on the individual facing the disease, but also on the person’s friends and family. Whether the affected person is your friend, child, sibling or parent, it may be challenging to find the right deeds and words to express your emotional support to them, particularly if it’s your first...read more
  • This is How a Colonoscopy Can Prevent Colon Cancer

    May 28, 2019
    Colon or colorectal cancer is a common cancer affecting both men and women. Estimates show about 101,420 new colon cancer cases and 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer for 2019 in the United States. 2018 saw about 1.8 million new cases globally, with more of them occurring in more developed countries. It continues to affect more people but prevention...read more
  • Why Choose a Texas Cancer Center?

    May 22, 2019
    Cancer continues to ravage the population, with numbers seemingly increasing by the day. Figures from the American Cancer Society show an estimated 18,750 new cases of female breast cancer, 10,950 new colorectal cancer cases, 6,280 new cases of kidney and renal pelvis cancer, 14,750 new cases of cancers of the lung and bronchus, 10,660 new cases of prostate cancer...read more
  • 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

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