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  • 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
  • Tumor Placement May Matter with Colon Cancer

    January 22, 2017
    Nearly 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in the coming year. About 50,000 people will die from all forms of colorectal cancer combined. For those diagnosed with colon cancer, however, the location of the tumor may very well play a role in their likelihood of survival, new research suggests. A recent study that looked at the results of...read more
  • Women Need More Education About Dense Breast Tissue

    January 13, 2017
    Breast cancer is a condition that affects about 246,000 American women each year. About 40,000 women ultimately die from this cause over the course of any given year. Courtesy of strong awareness programs and a concerted effort on the part of healthcare providers, many women are battling this disease head on by undergoing routine screening. Some of these women...read more
  • Brachytherapy Outcomes Improved with Higher Radiation Dose: Study

    December 25, 2016
    For many of the 180,000 American men likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the coming year, a procedure known as brachytherapy might offer them the edge they need to beat the disease. Although considered highly successful in treating prostate cancer, new research shows that long-term outcomes tend to be better when brachytherapy includes higher radiation doses. The study...read more
  • Arsenic in Drinking Water Linked to Bladder Cancer Risks

    December 14, 2016
    Consuming those eight glasses of water a day that so many healthcare providers recommend is good for the body. Or is it? When the water in question has arsenic contamination issues the answer is no, according to a recently released study. It seems low to moderate arsenic levels in drinking water can greatly enhance a person’s risks for developing bladder...read more
  • Tumor Stage May Explain Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer Survival

    November 24, 2016
    Colon cancer strikes an estimated 95,000 Americans each year. For many people, this disease is caught in its earliest stages and is considered highly treatable. Unfortunately, this disease does still claim lives. Researchers, for example, have long been aware that outcomes for non-whites tend to be less positive. They haven’t, however, completely understood the reasons behind the disparity. A...read more
  • Radiation Misinformation May Delay Crucial Treatment

    November 14, 2016
    Anyone who grew up with the threat of the Cold War hanging over their heads knows radiation is a bad thing. After all, as the movie “War Games” pointed out, deployment of nuclear weapons can only lead to a lose-lose situation. Be that as it may, radiation in small doses does not pose the threat that many believe. In...read more
  • Preventative Mastectomy Rates Rise in the U.S.

    October 24, 2016
    More women are choosing to have healthy breast tissue removed to prevent the likelihood of breast cancer. That’s the finding of a recent study into the use of preventative mastectomies in the United States. That rate, in fact, has increased dramatically over the past decade. Preventative mastectomies are generally performed when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in a...read more
  • Follow-Up CT Scans Can Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality

    October 16, 2016
    Outside of skin cancer, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United states. The disease strikes women as readily as men, impacting an estimated 224,000 new people each year. Some 158,000 Americans die from lung cancer annually, shedding light on the need to enhance testing and earlier interventions. Studies have found that the use of...read more

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