cancer screening

Cancer is one of the most insidious diseases of the modern era because it comes in many forms. This can make it hard to diagnose and treat. Given cancer’s many varieties, it’s no wonder that many patients have no idea when they should be screened, or what screening tools are most effective. Here’s a simple … Continued

tobacco free child

Long-term tobacco use has all sorts of ill effects, as our parents’ and grandparents’ generations have shown us. However, you shouldn’t assume your child fully understands the consequences of tobacco use and nicotine addiction, especially since the tobacco industry has revamped their products and messaging. Here are the most recent tobacco trends along with a … Continued

healthy commute

Getting stuck in traffic can be stressful, especially on the way to and from work when you want to get to your destination as quickly as possible. Unfortunately for many of us, there is not much we can do to avoid getting caught in traffic jams every day. Here are five small steps you can … Continued

Almost every single one of us knows someone who has or has had cancer. Because cancer is the result of abnormal cell division, no one is immune and any body part is susceptible. Besides nonmelanoma skin cancer, here are some of the most common cancers to watch out for. There are many common types of … Continued

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