Up to 75 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no identifiable risk factors for this disease. This is why regular screening mammograms are so important, as is knowing your individual risk. Recent advances in genetic testing have allowed us to identify patients who are at increased risk, and take action to increase surveillance for early signs that the disease may be developing.
Historically, lung cancer has been a predominantly male disease, but the numbers are changing. In the US, lung cancer rates among men have fallen in recent years, while the number of new diagnosed cases of lung cancer for younger women is rising.
Did you know that the FDA does not regulate the personal care products we use every day? Guest blogger, Dr. Kalpana DePasquale, reviews the 10 common ingredients in skin care and beauty products that you should avoid.
Sun is a fact of life here in Florida and a big reason people choose to live in the Sunshine State, but as with most things in life, moderation is key. Sun safety is critical year-round, but especially during the summer months.
Trans- fats lead the death of more than 500,000 people around the world annually. Reducing your consumption of trans-fats can improve your overall health, prevent you from being at risk of high cholesterol as well as other chronic conditions.
It’s common for me to field questions from both patients and referring providers about breast cancer detection with screening mammography. Common questions include: when should I start getting a mammogram? How often do I need one? And – because, let’s be honest, no one really looks forward to their mammogram – when can I stop?
Combination therapy may increase survival for certain lung cancer patients.
Patients with high-risk prostate cancer achieve the best outcomes with aggressive treatment that includes external beam radiation with a brachytherapy boost (EBRT+BT) along with hormonal therapy, according to findings of a large retrospective cohort study.
Eating a healthful diet and staying active is important to overall health throughout your life, but diet takes on an even greater significance during and after cancer treatment.
Researchers have developed a way to more fully analyze cancer-free lymph nodes to identify breast cancer patients at high risk of metastases.