July 17, 2019
Lymph Nodes and Cancer—Common Questions Answered
What are lymph nodes—and what is their role in the spread of cancer? Knowing how the two are connected can help patients and their loved ones understand more about their diagnosis and treatment options. Here, Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist... read more
June 5, 2019
Heartburn and Cancer: Understand the Potential Risk
No one likes having heartburn—that burning feeling in the throat and chest. If heartburn is only an occasional nuisance, it’s usually nothing to worry about. But frequent bouts of heartburn could signal a condition called GERD, which, in rare cases, can... read more
April 25, 2019
Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer isn’t talked about as often as some other cancers, like breast or colon cancer. But since it’s the most rapidly increasing cancer in the US, it’s important to learn the facts about the disease. The basics The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped... read more
April 17, 2019
Steps You Can Take to Decrease Your Risk for 5 Common Cancers
There’s no guaranteed way to prevent cancer. But there are things you can do to help reduce your risk. Especially when it comes to five common cancer types - breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and melanoma. Best of all, getting started may be easier than... read more
April 10, 2019
Important Things to Know About Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
Cancer occurs when the cells in the body begin to grow out of control. In the case of oral, head and neck cancer these malignant tumors develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth. Cancers of the head and neck account for 4... read more
March 27, 2019
The Latest Innovation in Diagnosing Lung Cancer
A rapid, accurate diagnosis is always the goal when dealing with cancer. It is particularly important for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths. Cancerous nodules in the lungs can be small and in hard-to-reach areas, making biopsies... read more