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  • Immunotherapy: The New Weapon for Battle against Lung Cancer

    March 24, 2019
    Immunotherapy is the latest approach to treating lung cancer. It works by harnessing the immune system to counterattack lung cancer cells. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is not only the second common cancer in the United States, but also the leading cause or mortality. Immunotherapy provides hope for lasting treatment of lung cancers that may have spread to other body parts or for...read more
  • Most Advanced, Patient-Friendly Breast Cancer Care and Treatments Available In Texas

    March 13, 2019
    Breast cancer ranks second (skin cancer is first) among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American women. It forms when breast cells start mutating and multiplying uncontrollably, creating a tumor. If untreated, breast cancer cells can spread to other body parts. At cancer care centers in Texas, oncologists are trained and experienced to quickly diagnose breast cancer and design a treatment plan to suit the...read more
  • Early Mammography Screening Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality

    February 24, 2019
    Diagnosing breast cancer early helps to find effective treatments that will ensure the recovery and survival of patients. Research confirms the value of regular mammography screening in breast cancer patients. Women who get screening mammograms regularly lower their mortality rate from breast cancer significantly. However, doctors claim that even though mammograms save lives, many women are over-diagnosed. Over-diagnosis, in this case, means that: Either a...read more
  • Comprehensive Care for Colorectal Cancer in Texas

    February 14, 2019
    Colorectal cancer is found in the rectum or colon and requires expert care and treatment. Colorectal cancer affects both women and men. Its treatments and side effects may impact the quality of life of a patient. Once diagnosed, the patient should consult with expert physicians to understand their condition and choose the best treatment option. Most cancer centers offer personalized and comprehensive care...read more
  • A Second Opinion on a Cancer Diagnosis in Texas

    January 23, 2019
    People diagnosed with cancer usually face a wide range of emotions and a sense of urgency to undergo treatment. Typically, with a new diagnosis, there’s a duration, depending on the type and stage of cancer, before treatment starts. It’s during this time that getting a second opinion becomes an essential and necessary part of treating the diagnosis. So, what’s a second opinion? It’s where another, independent...read more
  • Cancer Deaths Have Declined by 26 Percent in Recent Years

    January 16, 2019
    The latest data from the American Cancer Society shows that since 1991, cancer deaths have declined by 26 percent. The decline represents almost 2.4 million lives saved from this disease. Although lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, mortality rates have declined by 45 percent in men between 1990 and 2015 and by 19 percent in women between 2002 and 2015. According to ACS...read more
  • The Importance of building Muscle in Cancer Patients

    December 24, 2018
    Physical weakness causes cancer death in most patients with advanced cancer. Cachexia, which is a wasting syndrome, causes significant loss of weight and skeletal muscle mass. Sarcopenia or loss of muscle mass is another condition that is associated with aging. The two conditions are indicators of prognosis in patients with advanced cancers who barely survive the disease. Studies show that patients with early-stage cancers could...read more
  • The Elusive Symptoms of Breast Cancer You Should Know Of

    December 14, 2018
    Breast lumps are widely known to be the most typical warning signs of possible cancer. But there are more elusive symptoms that can cause breast disease. Creating awareness of these less known signs can help save lives. Paying attention to your breast health is important because it will help to identify any areas of concern and address them before...read more
  • Finding the Best Oncologist for Your Cancer Treatment and Care

    November 25, 2018
    Choosing a doctor is a huge decision, and everyone has a list of preferences and traits they would like their doctor to have. After your cancer diagnosis, finding the right oncologist can be critical. You are putting your life in the hands of the doctor you'll be choosing, and it becomes more stressful determining the doctor or facility that...read more
  • Exploring the Link between Breast Cancer and Obesity

    November 16, 2018
    Obese and overweight women with a BMI of 25 and above are at high risk of developing breast cancer compared to those with a healthy weight, especially after menopause. Being obese can also increase the risk of breast cancer recurring in women who have been treated for the disease. Obesity has been connected to increased risks of developing other...read more

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