• 3 Things to Consider When Seeking Cancer Care in Texas

    April 23, 2017
    It is estimated that nearly 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in the coming year. While nearly 600,000 people will die from cancer-related causes in the same period, it is important for the newly diagnosed to keep some very encouraging figures in mind as they seek out cancer care in Texas. The National Cancer Institute estimated more
  • Immunotherapy Showing Great Promise in Lung Cancer Treatment

    April 14, 2017
    Recent advances in immunotherapy drugs are helping some lung cancer patients lead longer, more normal lives without subjecting them to the rigors of chemotherapy. These drugs are designed to help patients effectively fight the disease without the overly harsh side effects associated with other interventions, such as chemo. Even so, researchers are finding that immunotherapy isn’t a panacea more
  • How to Find an Excellent Cancer Treatment Clinic in Texas

    March 23, 2017
    Texas has a reputation for going big in relation to most things. When it comes to the sheer number of medical professionals available, the story is no different. This is especially so in its larger metro areas where patients in search of doctors are likely to find a long list of potential candidates to choose from. While this more
  • Guidelines Change For Postmastectomy Radiation

    March 14, 2017
    Some women who are diagnosed with particular types of breast cancer may soon find their healthcare providers advocating more strongly for the use of postmastectomy radiation while others may discover the opposite to be true. On the heels of a large study, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated its guidelines in regard to radiation use for more
  • Cancer Treatment in North Texas: How to Find the Best for You

    February 24, 2017
    While cancer survival rates are on the uptick across the country, that bit of good news may be lost on those newly diagnosed. After all, cancer is a very scary disease to face and the immediate aftermath of diagnosis is often surrounded by fear and uncertainty. Choosing the right cancer treatment in North Texas can make a tremendous more
  • Smoking Strongly Linked to Many U.S. Cancer Deaths

    February 14, 2017
    While more people are kicking the habit each and every day and even more are never lighting up in the first place, smoking remains a continued concern for oncologists across America. A recent study, in fact, found that as many as 40 percent of cancer-related deaths are linked to cigarette smoking in some parts of America. The study that more
  • Tobacco-Related Cancers on the Decline

    January 22, 2017
    As more people opt to kick the habit or never light up in the first place, there’s good news on the cancer front. Researchers say the number of smoking-related cancer deaths is on the decline with a noticeable drop over the past few years. During the period of 2004 to 2008, it was estimated that about 108 deaths per 100, more
  • Multi-Step Treatment May Assist Lymph Node Positive Prostate Cancer Patients

    January 13, 2017
    It is estimated that 180,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year. While many of these men will also learn their form of the disease is considered low risk and relatively simple to treat, that is not always the case. For men whose prostate cancer also shows signs of lymph node involvement, a more
  • Lower Cancer Risk By Getting Physical

    December 25, 2016
    With an estimated 1.7 million Americans likely to face a positive diagnosis of cancer in the coming year, preventing this disease in all its many forms is a strong concern across the country. While each type of cancer may have unique risk factors and recommended preventative measures, physical activity can play a big role in lowering risks for more
  • HPV Vaccine: Guidelines Offer Advice for Increasing Use

    December 14, 2016
    The human papillomavirus, or HPV for short, has long been linked to such cancers as oral and cervical. A relatively new vaccination against this common virus is hoped to have a dramatic impact in the war against cancer by providing a way to prevent HPV-related tumors from forming. Doctors, however, are finding that many patients are taking a more

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