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
January 23, 2019
Easing Stress When Waiting for Test Results
Whether you’re living with cancer or looking at a possible diagnosis, standing by for test results can be overwhelming and stressful. But there are ways to cope. “Waiting is not the problem, worry is,” said Paula H. Finestone, PhD, a clinical psychologist... read more
December 21, 2018
Fertility and Cancer: What Every Patient Who Wants Children Should Kno...
A cancer diagnosis always brings a multitude of questions about treatment options and prognoses. But if you’re a younger adult and want to have children, fertility may also be something to think about because cancer treatment can affect your ability to... read more
December 19, 2018
My Doctor Told Me I Have A “Precancerous” Lesion. Do I Have Cancer?
Receiving the news that you have a precancerous lesion can cause considerable confusion and stress. Naturally, questions will arise as to the risks of getting a “cancerous” lesion, whether treatment is necessary and, if necessary, what treatment options are... read more
June 4, 2018
Should You Get a Second Opinion for Your Cancer Treatment?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. You want to do everything possible to set yourself up for treatment success. But it’s easy to question whether you’re doing everything right.  Getting a second medical opinion can help. Here’... read more