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Archives: April 2020

  • Dr. Deepti Kallam explains why colectomy is performed on patients

    April 15, 2020
    Understanding Why Colectomy is done Irving, Texas – April 15, 2020 – Colectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a section of the colon or the whole colon. A colon (large intestine) is a crucial part of the digestive system, which is a pathway for excretion of waste products from the body. Colectomy is recommended for treating colorectal cancer. “A...read more
  • Why Colorectal Cancer is Prevalent in Younger Adults

    New statistics from the American Cancer Society has revealed that colorectal cancer incidences in younger adults are increasing.  There has been a rapid decline in colorectal cancer incidence in people aged 65 and above and a 1% annual increase in incidence in those aged between 50 and 64 years. However, in people below the age of 50 years, the incidence...read more
  • Understanding Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    When cancer cells spread beyond their primary location, the disease is categorized as metastatic, stage IV, or advanced. Metastases refer to specific areas where cancer has spread to, such as bone metastases. Patients with symptoms of metastases are likely to receive local treatment (treatment that focuses on the cancer area) to help relieve the symptoms and control the disease at...read more
  • What is Crucial When Choosing Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

    There is no clear cut formula for choosing prostate cancer treatment. However, the mere diagnosis of the disease causes deep anxiety, especially when one thinks of the following: The risk of having short or long term urinary incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction after treatment The time commitment you have to put in for treatment and recovery The risk of infection after surgery or...read more

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