August 31, 2015
The Importance of Sharing – Especially If It Involves Cancer Risk
Genetic testing for cancer risks has been getting a lot of attention in the media this year, spurred by news that Angelia Jolie underwent a double mastectomy, after testing positive for a gene that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer.... read more
February 10, 2015
Testicular Cancer Often Affects Young Men
Andrew Steinmetz works in retail and has an outgoing personality. “I really like the pace of working in the store,” says Andrew Steinmetz, 23, who is a manager at a business supply store in Philadelphia. Andrew’s upbeat and positive attitude is evident as... read more
January 9, 2014
The Ties that Bind: Redefined – The Story of a Lymphoma Survivor
Family—always important to Frank Serianni, wife Heather and son Butch—took on new meaning after Frank was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009 at age 44. Over the next four years of treatments, recurrences, complications and wholesale changes... read more
June 14, 2013
Protons versus Photons for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
The management of clinically localized prostate cancer, or cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland, is complex. There are a number of treatment options, ranging from close observation with frequent reassessment (active surveillance), surgery,... read more
May 21, 2013
Is Surgery Necessary to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer?
A needle biopsy may not be enough to diagnose thyroid cancer: A needle biopsy of a suspicious area in the thyroid is an excellent initial method of identifying cancer in the thyroid gland. Cells collected using a small needle are examined under a microscope... read more
February 3, 2013
Exactly What is a Larynx and Why Do I Need One?
The larynx is a very busy organ. In many ways, it is a crucial gateway as it directs air into the lungs to breathe. It also directs food into esophagus on its way to the stomach.  This simple task is important and disruption to this function can be life... read more