oncologist

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

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood caused by an increase in the number of white blood cells in your body. When your body produces more white blood cells than red, it affects your ability to defend against infection. This cancer is often thought of as a children’s condition, however, it is much more prevalent … Continued

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is a disease in which the kidney cells grow abnormally and form a malignant tumor. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 63,340 new cases of kidney cancer in 2018. While kidney cancer is uncommon in people younger than age 45, it is one of the ten … Continued

Each year, approximately 136,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States (excluding skin cancers). Fortunately, colon cancer is one of the most treatable and often curable types of cancer—if it is diagnosed and treated early. It is important to get regular screenings so your physician can diagnose … Continued

The short answer is yes, but not always because it depends on many factors. The 5-year survival rate for women with stage I breast cancer is nearly 100 percent, stage II is 93 percent and the stage III survival rate is 72 percent. It is important to remember these statistics are estimates and not predictive … Continued

All women are at risk for ovarian cancer. In fact, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with this disease each year, with about 20 percent of cases detected in their early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, about 94 percent of women live longer than five years after diagnosis when ovarian cancer is found at … 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