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 […]
Dr. Nabin Khanal, Oncology and Hematology Specialist, explains the four stages of cancer and discusses the most common cancer screenings. Dr. Khanal also talks about the effect that Covid-19 has had on the rate of cancer screenings. He explains how this is linked to the recent increase in late-stage cancer diagnoses.
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 more mild, with changes in the way food tastes and […]
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. It also accounts for 1 in 20 cancer-related deaths. Women who have it are usually diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 64. Barriers to Early Diagnosis The ovaries are two small organs located near […]
A mammogram is an imaging procedure used to screen for breast cancer (A screening checks for disease when there are no signs and symptoms present.). If you have never had one before, it can be a bit intimidating, as it involves a certain amount of undressing (of the breasts only), as well as […]
Listen to Dr. Nabin Khanal discuss recent advancements in cancer treatment. Dr. Khanal talks about Immunotherapy, which frees the patient’s own immune system to combat cancer. He also discusses Personalized Cancer Therapy, which uses genetic mapping to identify mutations so doctors can develop specific treatment plans to target them. Dr. […]