August 1, 2019
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Puts Patient Choice First
Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations state that men ages 55 to 69 should decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test after discussing the potential benefits and harms with their doctor.... read more
July 23, 2019
Pancreatic Cysts: Do They Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
The pancreas is a vital organ with two key functions: It produces enzymes that help digest food, and it secretes hormones—such as insulin—that help regulate metabolism. It’s not unusual for cysts—balloon-like packets filled with fluid—to form in the... read more
July 23, 2019
Should You Get a Second Opinion for Pancreatic Cancer?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you most likely want to start treatment as soon as possible, but it’s worth the effort to seek a second medical opinion first. Most pancreatic cancers tend to be found at a later stage when... 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
March 21, 2019
How Can a Colonoscopy Prevent Colon Cancer?
Over 60 percent of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented with screening. Colorectal cancer almost always develops from abnormal growths in the lining of the colon called polyps. These polyps have the potential to grow slowly over time and become... read more
March 20, 2019
Where You Get Your Scans Makes a Difference
Imaging plays a major role in cancer care—from diagnosing your cancer to treating it, to tracking its progress. So, if you haven’t committed to having all of your scans performed at a specialty center, you might be missing out on some valuable benefits... read more