• 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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 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 more

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