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  • Understanding Breast Cancer

    January 24, 2020
    Breast cancer accounts for about 30% of cancer cases in the world. The disease can develop in both men and women. Most breast cancers begin in the milk glands or ducts. The causal factors of breast cancer include a family history of the disease, genetics, age, high alcohol consumption, and lifestyle, among others. However, any average woman is at risk...read more
  • Using High Dose Brachytherapy to Treat Skin Cancer

    January 14, 2020
    High dose radiation (HDR) brachytherapy is effective in treating non-melanoma skin cancers. Such cancers include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). These types of non-melanoma cancers are highly curable but costly to treat since they disfigure patients. Treatments include external beam radiation therapy and surgical remover. HDR Brachytherapy is a noninvasive and non-scaring treatment option for skin...read more
  • Cancer Screening Recommendations

    December 25, 2019
    Every person is somehow at risk of developing a form of cancer, and these risks increase with time, based on several factors. Knowing your risk factors and keeping track of your cancer-related health information can help you stay healthy. Screening is one of the ways to find cancer early before it affects other body tissues and organs. It also...read more
  • A New Colorectal Cancer Vaccine Can Benefit Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Too

    December 15, 2019
    Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that originates from the colon or rectum. In most cases, it is considered a disease of the old. Colorectal cancer does not present any symptoms while in the early stages. Its symptoms are based on the tumor location, and how the cancer has progressed to the surrounding organs. The causes of this...read more
  • Common Cancer Myths Debunked!

    November 25, 2019
    You may or may not have come across the following myths related to cancer: You Cannot Get Cancer If No One in Your Family Has Cancer. Family history increases your risk for developing cancer, but this is not all about cancer, some cancers are not inherited and it may be that you may develop cancer from the environment or poor lifestyle...read more
  • 3 Ways to Detect and Prevent Breast Cancer

    November 20, 2019
    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where worldwide campaigns were targeted at creating awareness on the second most prevalent cancer among women.The aim is to one day eradicate it. There are roughly 270,000 new cases of breast cancer that have been predicted to be diagnosed in the year 2019 among women. This is an alarmingly high number and it’s why...read more
  • Using a Microstrip Antenna to Detect Breast Cancer

    October 26, 2019
    The number of breast cancer patients keeps increasing every year. There is need for more reliable methods that can help detect the disease early and save patients’ lives. Breast cancer is common in women all over the world. It is one of the most invasive cancers in women. The conventional method of screening for breast cancer is mammography. Mammography has...read more
  • Genetic Testing Can Help to Manage Cancer Risk

    October 16, 2019
    Almost 10% of cancers are hereditary, with over 50 hereditary syndromes associated with gene mutations. Hereditary disease is caused by inherited gene mutations passed from parents to children in a family. Through genetic testing, a patient will know if they are at high risk for particular types of cancer including ovarian, melanoma, prostate, colorectal, breast and other less common...read more
  • Treating Breast Cancer without Chemotherapy

    September 24, 2019
    Some women at the early stage of breast cancer have a reduced chance of experiencing recurrence, and this makes chemotherapy unnecessary. However, for other breast cancer patients, chemotherapy is all they need. During the early stages of breast cancer (typically stages 1 and 2), cancer hasn’t moved past the breast and the surrounding lymph nodes. The treatment normally begins with surgery...read more
  • How Does Targeted Therapy Treat Cancer?

    September 13, 2019
    Cancer patients are never the same. So, when coming up with a treatment plan, oncologists keep in mind everything that makes patients different. These include medical history, diagnosis, and treatment preferences. Targeted therapy allows doctors to further personalize the treatment for cancer by using specific drugs to deal with specific tumor characteristics of a patient. How Does Targeted Therapy Personalize Treatment? Cancer...read more

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