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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Is Breast Cancer Curable?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women after skin cancer? Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important to understand breast cancer may not cause any warning signs or … Continued

What Causes Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that begins in the organ located just behind the lower part of the stomach, called the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for secreting enzymes that aid digestion as well as producing insulin and certain hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer Approximately 55,500 … Continued

How Does Cancer Spread?

Cancer is a disease that can occur in nearly any part of the body. It happens when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, form a tumor and destroy nearby body tissue. The most common type of cancer in women and men are breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively. In the early stages of cancer, abnormal cells begin … Continued

5 Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer During Summer

The sun is blazing, the sky is bright and the great outdoors are calling. But before you venture out, consider these facts: Experts are seeing an alarming rise in skin cancer (a tumor or growth of abnormal cells near the surface of the skin or just below the skin), especially among young women. Melanoma cases … Continued

What Happens During Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy treats many types of cancer with either oral or intravenous medications. This treatment is considered systemic because it affects the entire body, not just the cancer cells. Chemotherapy medications attack rapidly growing cancer cells, but they may also attack healthy cells that are growing rapidly. For this reason many cancer patients who receive chemotherapy … Continued

What Are the Initial Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

Detecting breast cancer can be difficult. That’s because in its early stages, this disease often shows no symptoms. Your best defense against breast cancer is knowledge: Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an essential part of breast health. Monthly physical self-exams can reveal a lump in your breast or underarm. And although screenings are critically important for … Continued

Kidney Cancer Treatment Options

“You have kidney cancer.” These words can instantly change everything…from daily priorities to long-term plans. And thousands of Americans each year hear the same news: Kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer for men, and the 10th most common cancer for women. Like most people who face this diagnosis, you must be wondering what … Continued

The Emotional Journey of Cancer Treatment

‘You have cancer’ are three words no one wants to hear. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer it can turn your life upside down and send your emotions into a tailspin. Most people experience emotions ranging from anger and guilt to sadness and depression throughout their treatment journey. Cancer treatment and … Continued

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