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  • ACP Says Women Should Have Breast Screening Every 2 Years

    May 22, 2019
    The American College of Physicians (ACP) has recommended that women who have no breast cancer symptoms should do a breast cancer screening and a mammogram every two years. They gave this recommendation based on some evidence gathered and it is directed to women between 50 and 74 years who may be considered to be at average risk. The recommendation was...read more
  • These Lifestyle Changes Could Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

    April 27, 2019
    According to research, there is a one in three chance of Americans developing cancer. The risk varies with every type of cancer and from person to person depending on environmental factors and lifestyle. Some people are born already prone to certain cancers because of their genetics but generally, research shows that about 75 to 80 percent of cancers are avoidable with some lifestyle changes. What adjustments...read more
  • Getting Ready for Cancer Treatment

    April 16, 2019
    As much as you read about and talk to other people about cancer, you can never be fully prepared. The treatment process is for the patient to experience and their loved ones to empathize with and support. It is not an easy journey and some parts of this journey remain unknown until you experience them. Preparation helps put the mind at ease though and...read more
  • 7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer

    March 24, 2019
    When it comes to preventing cancer, we’ve both bad and good news. Well, the bad news is that experts haven’t designed a foolproof approach to prevent it. But the good news is we can all take steps to significantly reduce the risk. While cancer can be genetic, you can do a number of things to prevent it. They include: Quit smoking-If you still smoke, you...read more
  • What’s the difference: Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapies

    March 13, 2019
    Fighting cancer often entails a combination of various treatment methods. Treatment options typically involve a primary therapy, such as radiation therapy or surgery, in addition to the neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy. However, most patients have no idea what these latter terminologies mean or the purposes they serve. Generally, they’re therapies, like hormone therapy or chemotherapy, rendered after or before the primary treatment. Their purpose is to...read more
  • Ways of Reducing the Risk for Breast Cancer

    February 24, 2019
    Patients who are concerned about breast cancer can decrease their risk of developing the disease with early detection. One can detect the early signs of breast cancer through a breast self-exam, which can help to identify any abnormalities in the breasts. The risk of breast cancer increases after the age of 40. Making simple lifestyle changes can help in reducing the risk of...read more
  • Getting Compassionate Cancer Care in Texas

    February 13, 2019
    When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you are faced with many challenges. You have to deal with the shocking discovery, and at the same time have to make immediate decisions about your care. First, you have to look for an oncologist who will handle your type of cancer. Choosing a cancer doctor is a decision that will affect your survival and quality of...read more
  • Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Regardless of Your Weight

    January 24, 2019
    A new study shows that older women with extra body fat risk getting breast cancer, even if they have a normal weight. This suggests that instead of women concentrating on weight alone, they should focus on those things that can lower fat levels in the body such as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Previous research has shown that obese and overweight women generally increase...read more
  • Transforming Cancer Care in Texas

    January 16, 2019
    Cancer care in Texas has evolved over the years and more cancer centers continue to adopt methods that make cancer care more effective. This article discusses some of the methods that can be used to improve cancer care. According to research conducted by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Medicine) in 2018, there’s great potential in the use of digital technology to help patients and doctors manage...read more
  • Managing Dry Skin after Breast Cancer Radiation

    December 24, 2018
    Most cancer patients receive radiation therapy at some point during their treatment. Radiation therapy causes numerous side effects such as erythema, itchy, flaking skin (dry desquamation), and other severe reactions like moist desquamation. Repeated radiation exposure can cause an imbalance in tissue damage and repair making the exposed skin to repair itself slower than usual. Here are suggestions to help manage dry skin after radiation: Moisturize...read more

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