Cancer

Mammogram news: What is breast density and why does it matter?   

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It’s easy to get alarmed when our mammogram report contains information we don’t understand. One term that appears on a lot of mammograms is the phrase “dense breasts”. What does this mean? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  In order to understand what a “dense breast” is, it helps to […]

Tips for Eating and Drinking During Cancer Treatment 

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It’s important to eat well and stay hydrated during cancer treatments. However, as many cancer patients know, one of the side effects of cancer treatment is a loss of appetite. These effects can be severe, with nausea and vomiting, or they can result from changes in the way food tastes […]

Be Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States per the American Cancer Society’s estimate for 2020 accounting for 1 in 20 cancer-related deaths.   Barriers to Early Diagnosis The ovaries are two small organs located near the uterus. Unlike cervical cancer, which is detected […]

Your First Mammogram – What to Expect 

A mammogram is a procedure used to screen for breast cancer. A screening checks for disease when there are no signs and symptoms present and can help detect cancer in its early stages when there is the greatest likelihood of successful treatment.  Since breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, mammograms are […]

Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy is one of the newest forms of cancer treatment. It is based on  research by Dr. James P Allison, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in 2018. The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism. When the immune system recognizes disease or infection, it’s normal response […]

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, for short, usually develops at age 50 or older. It is the third most common cancer in men and women. Other than certain skin cancers, it is also the third most common cause of cancer death. Colon cancer should be screened for beginning at age […]