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  • Well Known Oncology Centers in Texas: What Makes Them Different?

    June 23, 2017
    When a positive diagnosis of diagnosis of cancer is shared by a doctor with a patient, a string of events generally unfolds. Once the initial shock of the news passes, the next step will typically involve finding the right healthcare specialists to provide care going forward. For many patients, their doctors may recommend seeking out assistance from doctors who...read more
  • Prophylactic Double Mastectomies Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be

    June 15, 2017
    As Hollywood superstars diagnosed with breast cancer make the choice to undergo double mastectomies just to be on the safe side, the incident rate of this type of prophylactic surgery is rising. Researchers, however, say choosing this path is not always worth the risks based on the slight likelihood of rewards. Contralateral prophylactic mastectomies, or double mastectomies, are performed when...read more
  • Advanced Treatment for Prostate Cancer in Texas: The Benefits are Worth Exploring

    May 24, 2017
    An estimated 160,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year. While some of those men will find intervention may not be strictly necessary due to the relative low risk associated with their tumors, others may find treatment is strongly recommended in their cases. When intervention is a must to safeguard life, seeking out practices...read more
  • Cancer Deaths Top Cardiovascular Disease In Nearly Half the U.S.

    May 14, 2017
    The American Cancer Society estimates more than 20 million people will find themselves living beyond a diagnosis of cancer by the year 2026. That figure shows strong progress in America’s battle against this disease. Researchers say, however, that the news isn’t as rosy as it could be. According to recently released data, cancer deaths surpassed those attributed to cardiovascular...read more
  • Personalization Leads to the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment in Texas

    April 23, 2017
    When a doctor shares a diagnosis of prostate cancer with patients, it’s not uncommon for men to be taken aback. Once the initial shock wears off, however, the search for the best prostate cancer treatment in Texas is likely to begin. Men who face this diagnosis will find the best treatment is likely to come from a provider who...read more
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Mortality Risk in Certain Cancers

    April 14, 2017
    People with rheumatoid arthritis who present with certain types of cancer may find their doctors recommending more aggressive treatments. A relatively recent study showed that morality rates were much higher for people with arthritis who happened to develop breast or prostate cancer. The results were derived from a large population-based study that found a 40 percent increase in morality risk...read more
  • Genetic Markers May Indicate Mortality Risk in Thyroid Cancer

    March 23, 2017
    Thyroid cancer is one of the rarer forms of this disease in the United States, but it remains a very big concern for the estimated 56,000 Americans who will be diagnosed in the coming year. With roughly 2,000 deaths attributed annually to this cause, understanding what factors might increase mortality risks is critical for helping doctors and patients more...read more
  • 3D Mammograms Are Changing the Breast Cancer Detection Game

    March 14, 2017
    The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year alone. Some 40,000 women will lose their lives to this disease. Early detection has long been proven to increase the odds of survival in a woman’s favor with mammograms serving as the best possible tool for...read more
  • Cancer Treatment Options in Texas: Why 2nd Opinions Matter

    February 24, 2017
    The shock that often accompanies a diagnosis of cancer tends to leave people feeling lost and confused. Unsure of what actions to take and what treatments might offer the best possible outcome with the lowest possible side effect risks, it’s not uncommon for patients to accept medical advice at face value without questioning it more. Doctors, however, are more...read more
  • Mammograms Save Lives: Study

    February 14, 2017
    When a doctor recommends that a woman go in for routine mammogram screening, the suggestion is made for more reasons than ticking off boxes on a patient’s chart. This recommendation, if followed through, can and often does save lives. The value of routine mammograms was the focus of a recent study that turned up results that might motivate women...read more
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