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  • Screenings Matter for Those at High Risk for Lung Cancer

    May 14, 2017
    While researchers have made great strides in the treatment of many cancers, dramatically increasing survival rates for many forms of the disease, the story is different for lung cancer. This disease remains one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed each year in the United States with an estimated 222,000 new cases annually. It also remains one of...read more
  • Prevention is the Best Lung Cancer Treatment in Texas

    April 23, 2017
    Each year, an estimated 222,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer. While some of the cases are due to circumstances well beyond patients’ control, most are highly preventable. Taking action on the front end, early in life, can help people avoid the need to seek out the best lung cancer treatment in Texas as they age. One of the most...read more
  • Calcium and Cancer Prevention: What People Need to Know

    April 14, 2017
    Calcium is an important part of any healthy diet. This mineral is necessary for developing and maintaining healthy teeth and bones. It’s also been shown, when used in conjunction with vitamin D, to help prevent osteoporosis and other conditions that develop as people age. Some research has indicated that calcium may also play a role in helping prevent certain...read more
  • Breast Cancer Treatment in Texas: Tips for Selecting Healthcare Professionals

    March 23, 2017
    Finding out that a suspicious spot detected in a mammogram is indeed breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying moments in a woman’s life. Fear, uncertainty and panic may rule for a short time, but once the initial shock wears off, women can help themselves by taking an active role in selecting a healthcare provider to guide...read more
  • Early Lung Cancer Survival Gets Boost from Radiation

    March 14, 2017
    People who are diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in its earliest stages may find their doctors strongly recommending radiation. A recent study showed significant improvements in survival rates for patients who underwent stereotactic body radiotherapy as part of their overall treatment plan. The study in question involves data from 2001 to 2010. During that period, researchers found the four-year...read more
  • How to Choose Cancer Doctors in Texas

    February 24, 2017
    Having to seek out cancer doctors in Texas to provide potentially life-saving treatment is something most people never imagine themselves doing. For many people, however, this pursuit will become a priority at some point in their lives. Whether it’s necessary to find an oncologist in Texas for personal needs or a family member requires treatment, there are ways to...read more
  • Heart Medication May Offer Help in Fighting Cancer

    February 14, 2017
    As more studies show a commonly used heart medication may deliver promise in fighting certain forms of cancer, clinicians across the globe are pushing for more action to be taken on the possible repurposing of drugs currently on the market that are used to treat other conditions. The drug in question that has researchers so excited is a beta-blocker...read more
  • Education Matters for Cancer Prevention

    January 22, 2017
    As the U.S. government continues its work to curb the numbers associated with cancer through its Cancer Moonshot initiative, those actively involved in the undertaking are stressing the need for a greater focus on education meant to promote prevention. The Blue Ribbon Panel associated with the moonshot recently pointed out that many cancers are largely preventable. Unfortunately, strategies designed...read more
  • New Drug Beating Out Chemo For Some Lung Cancer Patients: Study

    January 13, 2017
    Patients diagnosed with lung cancer may soon find a non-chemotherapy related drug available to help them combat the disease. An immunotherapy medication called Pembrolizumab is showing strong results in trials for use as a first-line treatment. Those results are so positive, in fact, they beat out the current first-line treatment of platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. The immunotherapy drug is designed to...read more
  • Cancer Screenings Women Need to Know About

    December 24, 2016
    Each year, cancer strikes thousands of women across the United States. While preventative measures can help keep some cases at bay, that is simply not always the case. Early screening for more common forms of the disease, however, can greatly improve survival odds should cancer be diagnosed. Women will find there are several routine screening procedures that should be built...read more

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