• Firefighting Drills May Contaminate Drinking Water: Study

    June 15, 2017
    The discovery of cancer-causing chemicals in drinking water supplies found near military bases, airports and other similar installations across the country has been traced to routine firefighting drills, researchers say. Highly fluorinated chemicals, specifically poly- and perfluoroalkyl, have been found in certain water supplies, raising serious health concerns. Researchers, in fact, say an estimated 6 million people may more
  • Tips for Finding World-Class Cancer Care in TX

    May 24, 2017
    When the diagnosis is cancer, it’s perfectly normal for patients and their loved ones to want to seek out the best care available. As research has advanced treatments for many forms of cancer, even those once deemed among the deadliest are now often considered quite treatable. The key to bolstering the likelihood of a positive outcome often lies more
  • Dense Breast Tissue May Increase Need for Mammogram Screening

    May 14, 2017
    It’s not uncommon for women over the age of 50 to be more than a little confused about how often they should go in for a mammogram. After all, advice may sometimes vary from doctor to doctor. The matter is complicated even more if dense breast tissue or other risk factors happen to be concerns. A recent study, however, more
  • Best Skin Cancer Treatment in Texas Begins with Prevention

    April 23, 2017
    It is estimated that more than 4 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in one form or another in the United States each year. An estimated 40 to 50 percent of all Americans who live to see the age of 65, in fact, will develop either squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma over the course of more
  • Diagnosis Cancer: Is Breast Removal the Best Option?

    April 14, 2017
    About 230,000 American women will learn they have invasive breast cancer in the coming year. Many will make the choice to have the affected breast or both breast removed to address this disease. This decision, for many, may come even if the case of cancer doesn’t necessitate such invasive action. New research is showing that taking this course more
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment in Texas

    March 23, 2017
    A positive diagnosis of prostate cancer is enough to make most men take pause. The discovery, however, is likely to lead to a whole host of treatment options depending on the stage of the disease, a man’s age and the nature of the tumor itself. Many men will, in fact, find that prostate cancer treatment in Texas offers more
  • Lack of Colorectal Cancer Screening for Hispanic Men a Concern

    March 14, 2017
    A relatively stagnant incidence and mortality rate for Hispanic men in regard to colorectal cancer is giving cause for concern. Since 1990, the numbers have remained flat in this population while cases associated with non-Hispanic white men have dropped significantly. The numbers have some questioning whether Hispanic men are receiving the screening care they need to safeguard health. Researchers more
  • Breast Cancer Treatment in Texas: 1st Steps After a Positive Diagnosis

    February 24, 2017
    When a biopsy comes back as positive for breast cancer, it’s quite common for women to be taken aback. After all, this disease affects more than 250,000 American women each year and is responsible for some 40,000 deaths annually. There are ways that women can set themselves up for the best possible outcomes though. The key lies in more
  • Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do

    February 14, 2017
    It is estimated that some 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in the coming year. Some 500,000 people will die from cancer-related causes. Prevention, however, can hold the key to dramatically reducing those numbers. The American Institute for Cancer Research, in fact, believes that roughly a third of all cancer cases can be prevented if people more
  • Double Mastectomy Rate Continues to Rise

    January 22, 2017
    Successfully battling cancer in one breast doesn’t mean the disease won’t also present in the other at some point down the road. Although quite rare, this potential eventuality has kicked off a trend for women to undergo prophylactic double mastectomies even when evidence of cancer is found in only one breast. The use of this measure has grown more

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