What You Should Know About Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Question: What is the most common type of cancer in the United States? If you guessed skin cancer, you are correct. It is the most common type of cancer with more cases diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined. The good news is that for non-melanoma skin cancers, the death rate is low thanks … Continued

The Benefits of Robotic Surgery in the Treatment of Cancer

When it comes to treating cancer, the goal is to find the safest treatment option that provides the best long-term outcome for patients. Today, that often means robotic surgery. The da Vinci Surgical System, was first accredited by the Federal Drug Administration in 2000 and has improved significantly since its original rendition. This high-tech system … Continued

What Genetic Testing Reveals About Your Risk for Cancer

Did you know that the answer to more effective cancer treatment – and prevention – might be found in your genes? Ten percent of cancers are hereditary, which means understanding your family history and genetics can help identify your potential for cancer sooner and lower your risk. Unsure if cancer runs in your family? There … Continued

Coping with the Late Effects of Cancer Treatment and Survivorship

Cancer survivors sometimes refer to themselves as disease-free, but not free of disease. That’s because even though the cancer is gone, patients may still experience physical and emotional symptoms and side effects related to treatment.  The physical symptoms and side effects are related to the type of treatment. For example, lymphedema can be a late … Continued

Five Tips to Reduce Risk for Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. You can’t control some risk factors, such as family history, genetics and ethnicity.  However, you can influence others by following these lifestyle tips: Maintain a healthy weight – Adults should aim to keep … Continued

Are Men at Risk for Breast Cancer?

When most men think about breast cancer, they think about it in terms of the women in their life. But did you know men can also get breast cancer? Even though men typically don’t develop breasts like women, they still have breast tissue. And in some men, cancer may develop in this tissue over time. … Continued

Who Should Join a Breast Cancer Support Group?

Facing breast cancer alone can be overwhelming. But facing it with others makes it easier. It’s because of that shared experience and sense of community that many breast cancer patients choose to take part in a support group. These groups provide a safe space for both current patients and survivors to open up about their … Continued

Colonoscopy: What to Expect Before, During and After

“The prep will be awful.” “This is going to hurt.” “It’s dangerous.” These are some of the most common misconceptions about a colonoscopy. The truth is that it’s a safe, minimally invasive procedure that significantly reduces the risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. … Continued

Abdominal Cancer Patients Live Longer With HIPEC

Until recently, advanced cancers in the abdominal cavity – such as appendix, colon, mesothelioma and ovary – were difficult to treat effectively. But thanks to hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy – known as HIPEC – people with these cancers are experiencing better treatment outcomes. During HIPEC, surgeons remove as much of the cancerous tissue as possible before … Continued

Five Tips to Improve Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to keep your prostate healthy. Understanding your risk for prostate cancer is a good start. A few factors that may increase your risk include: Being 50 years of age or older African-American race … Continued