Hematology: How Can I Improve My Blood Count?

If your blood count is low, it’s a sign that your bone marrow is not producing adequate amounts of one type of blood cells. Physicians refer to low blood count as cytopenia. Low blood counts can have many causes, including vitamin deficiencies, bleeding, cancer, cancer treatment and rare bone marrow failure diseases like aplastic anemia. How can you improve … Continued

Early Signs of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, occurs when malignant tumors develop in the inner wall of the large intestine. The bad news is, colon cancer can often occur without any warning signs. The good news? It’s largely preventable with regular screenings and highly treatable with early detection. The skilled oncologists at Regional Cancer Care Associates … Continued

Cancer Support Groups: What Qualities to Look For

Cancer support groups can enhance the quality of life for people suffering with cancer by providing a way to cope and connect with others in similar situations. It’s a powerful way to overcome feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, fear, anxiety or depression. Choosing the right cancer support group There are many different kinds of cancer support … Continued

Understanding Cancer Treatment

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with cancer, it can be overwhelming and even scary. We understand how devastating it can be to process a cancer diagnosis while trying to understand your options. There’s a lot of new information coming your way about your specific type of cancer, as well as … Continued

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to grow in the thyroid gland. A persistent lump in the neck is also common with this type of cancer. Fortunately, thyroid cancer is often diagnosed before the disease has a chance to spread, which means most people respond very well to the treatment. In fact, the 25-year … Continued

How to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects more than 300,000 U.S. women each year. In fact, women are diagnosed with breast cancer more often than any other type of cancer. If you’re concerned about breast cancer, the skilled physicians at Regional Cancer Care Associates urge you to take steps toward breast cancer prevention. Unfortunately, some risk factors, like family … Continued

Can Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer?

They connect us to our friends, family and coworkers. They can wake us up, provide instant facts on random subjects, count our calories and help us protect our homes from would-be intruders. We depend on our cell phones now more than ever, and that makes a lot of people nervous when it comes to the … Continued

How to Support Your Family Member During Kidney Cancer Treatment

Once the battle against kidney cancer begins, everything changes. Instead of family gatherings and vacations, your schedules and routines begin to revolve around things like oncology appointments and treatments. Kidney cancer is a test for the person receiving treatment and for his or her support network of family, friends and caregivers. As a member of … Continued

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