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  • Cancer Services: Expert Diagnosis & Treatment in North Texas

    July 15, 2018
    Early diagnosis of cancer is the best way to cure cancer fast. It is vital for a patient to consult with their doctor about the various cancer screening types that are appropriate for them. Studies have revealed that screenings help to save lives by diagnosing some cancers at their early stages. Patients with other high-risk cancers also get screening...read more
  • Genetic Testing May Improve Chemotherapy for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

    June 23, 2018
    A study conducted found that an aggressive form of breast cancer, especially when the patient has BRCA mutations, responds well to non-standard chemotherapy. New research suggests that chemotherapy can be improved and personalized with genetic testing for breast cancer. Patients who have triple-negative breast cancer do not respond to the target drug Herceptin or hormone therapies. Therefore they are...read more
  • How Advanced Immunotherapy is Transforming the Lives of Cancer Patients in Texas

    June 15, 2018
    The future of cancer treatment lies in advanced immunotherapy options. Immunotherapy is the treatment of cancer that is designed to boost the natural ability of the body to fight cancer by restoring the function of the immune system. A compromised immune system fails to destroy dangerous cells, allowing cancer to develop. More often cancer cells find ways of blocking...read more
  • Do Breast Cancer Therapies Increase the Risk of Heart-Related Deaths?

    May 24, 2018
    Breast cancer survival rates have improved over time, but the adverse outcomes of treatment to the heart remain a concern. A U.S.-based registry study shows that although treatments for breast cancer can cause damage to the heart, the patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy are not likely to die of heart disease. Regular screenings and proper risk management for...read more
  • Colorectal Cancer: The Facts

    May 9, 2018
    Colorectal cancer develops in the colon and rectum. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and men in the United States.  The causes of colorectal cancer are not known, and it is not contagious. According to research, the risk factors for colorectal cancer include smoking, diet, history of cancer, excessive consumption of alcohol, among others. Colorectal cancers...read more
  • Is the Outlook For Patients With Aggressive Breast Cancer Changing due to Immunotherapy?

    April 24, 2018
    Breast cancer is a type of cancer for which new immune-based cancer treatments are still under development. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide and the most leading cause of cancer-related death among women. Breast cancer, in the metastasis stage, is an incurable disease with a survival rate of approximately 5 to 10 percent within five...read more
  • Can Intake of Very Hot Drinks Trigger Cancer?

    April 14, 2018
    Experts have warned against exposure to UV radiation from the sun, smoking, alcohol consumption and air pollution because they are possible cancer risk factors. There are other cancer-causing agents such as fried foods, red and processed meat, DDT and the human papillomavirus which is linked to cancer of the cervix. Now the World Health Organization has reviewed and investigated...read more
  • Texas Cancer Specialists Provide Comprehensive and Passionate Cancer Treatments

    March 28, 2018
    Cancer patients in Texas deserve access to exceptional cancer care, the confidence to fight cancer, and the resources to continue fighting. It is for this reason that cancer care centers provide comprehensive and compassionate cancer treatment using innovative treatment methods and cutting-edge technologies. How do oncologists in these centers provide quality cancer care to patients? Ongoing research – Researchers and...read more
  • The Possible Options for Cancer Treatment

    March 20, 2018
    Oncologists use different methods to treat cancer. However, the method used largely depends on the cancer type and its stage. After diagnosis, your oncology team will determine the right treatment option for you, which may include one or a combination of the following cancer treatments: Chemotherapy – The method treats cancer by use of medications. You can take medications...read more
  • The Relationship between a Common Virus and Breast Cancer

    February 24, 2018
    The Epstein Barr Virus is one of the most common diseases, with an estimated ninety percent of all of the human population having been infected by it. The virus is a part of the herpes family of viruses, and is transferred with ease by either the sharing of saliva, or by secretions from the genitalia of the individuals. Though...read more
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