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Mini Tumors Predict Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment

British researchers are using mini tumors to test the effectiveness of cancer therapies in the hope the new technique could provide faster results and help identify the most effective treatment for the individual patient.

What is breast density, and how does it impact cancer risk?

“I’ve been told I have dense breast tissue. What does this mean?” This is one of the most common questions my patients ask me. Breast density - and perhaps more importantly, the ramifications of having dense breast tissue - can be confusing topics for both patients and providers. But understanding the concept of breast density is very important, because your breast density may influence your individual breast cancer screening plan.

Does working nights increase your risk of cancer?

Night shift workers are at a higher risk for developing certain cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases linked to sleep cycle disturbance.

The Impact of Low Levels of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for your body - it keeps your bones and teeth healthy, reduces inflammation, and even fights off infection. But nearly 75 percent of people in the United States suffer from a vitamin D deficiency.

How 3-D Printing Technology Could Advance Cancer Treatment

Rapidly evolving technology means we no longer live, work or even practice medicine the way we did in past decades. From electronic medical records to telehealth, technology has taken the medical field by storm and cancer care is no exception. One example of technology that is making an impact in the field of cancer care is 3-D printing.

Reducing Risk of Heart Disease during Breast Cancer Treatment with Proton Therapy

A recent statement from the American Heart Association warned that some breast cancer treatments can cause heart disease. This news understandably triggered many questions and concerns for breast cancer survivors. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, such as proton therapy, that will protect your heart and other critical organs from damage during breast cancer treatment.

Colorectal Cancer Risk & Pro-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation, which can be caused by poor diet, plays an important role in cancer development. By choosing a low-inflammatory diet such as the Mediterranean diet you can reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Comprehensive Breast Care at Ackerman Cancer Center

Ackerman Cancer Center’s newly expanded, comprehensive Breast Care Program offers women in Northeast Florida access to a full range of breast cancer services in two convenient locations.

What is latex allergy and how is it linked to food allergies?

A latex allergy occurs when a person becomes sensitized to proteins in natural rubber latex. At times, this can also be associated with a range of food allergies.

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