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
July 9, 2019
Learn the Facts About Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes is often more advanced and may need different therapies. A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can help an oncology team accurately determine the stage of the cancer so that they can offer the best possible... read more
June 26, 2019
Are We Any Closer to Curing Cancer?
We live in a world of exciting advances. We’ve put men on the Moon, developed new energy sources, and treated countless diseases. But a cure for cancer can still seem beyond our grasp. Despite billions of dollars in research per year, this disease continues... read more
June 25, 2019
5 Summer Safety Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Summer can pose unique health challenges for those dealing with cancer. Whether you’re a long-term survivor or are still undergoing treatment, here’s how to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the season. 1. Fend off food poisoning. Cancer therapies can... read more
June 6, 2019
What is Benign Breast Disease?
Cancer may be the first thing that comes to mind if you notice a lump or change in one of your breasts. But before getting overly concerned, here’s something to keep in mind: Most breast changes are considered benign (noncancerous), they usually don’t put... 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