An oncologist is a physician who specializes in cancer treatment and management. This includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer. It’s estimated that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. in 2018, making the oncologist’s role just as important as ever. Oncologist Training and Job Function … Continued

Some forms of leukemia are more common in children, while other forms occur mostly in adults. A cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, bone marrow and lymphatic system, leukemia usually affects the white blood cells. Your body needs white blood cells to fight infection. But if you have leukemia, your bone marrow produces abnormal white … Continued

When we see ads about breast cancer, or think about the disease, we might picture a woman of a certain age: Perhaps a mom, sister or grandmother in her 40s, 50s or 60s. Most younger women don’t think about getting breast cancer. And while less than 7% of all cases occur in women under 40, breast … Continued

If you find yourself in a fight against colon cancer, it’s important to know what treatments are available, and in what instances they are recommended. What is colon cancer? Colon cancer occurs in the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of … Continued

Prostate cancer: Two words that carry so much weight. Their resume includes statistics such as “the second most common cancer in the United States,” and “the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men,” according to the American Cancer Society. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to … Continued

With many diseases, illnesses, or conditions, you can reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and by getting plenty of regular exercise. But what else can you do to help prevent the onset of oral cancers? Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including … Continued

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to know and understand the warning signs of this type of cancer. Early detection and diagnosis is vital to increasing your chance of successful treatment. HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas has a team of highly trained, highly skilled doctors, nurses, and staff that provide hope in … Continued

There are many different ways to treat cancer, however, it largely depends on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. At HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas, we offer complete, advanced services and treatment for cancer. We offer special testing to look for certain genetic markers. These markers help us identify … Continued

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Because of the efforts of the medical community, cancer organizations and cervical cancer survivors, more women are being screened. Growing numbers of people are aware of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. And as a result, great strides have been made in reducing the number of cervical cancer cases. Why cervical … Continued