Oncology Center Articles & Stories

What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

Selecting an oncologist is a significant aspect of your cancer treatment. You will be investing a large amount of money, time, and trust in a person who is responsible for your treatment and care. You may face limitations due to location and insurance carrier as to which oncologist will be tre... Read More


Cancer Rising at an Alarming Rate, According to WHO

Cancer Rising at an Alarming Rate, According to WHO

A recent report from the World Health Organization's cancer agency indicates that cancer rates are rising at an alarming rate globally and urges stronger preventative measures to slow the disease. Read More


Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged

Mortality rates from metastatic prostate cancer have not declined over the prior 25 years, according to a study of over 19,000 men with an advanced form of the urological condition. Reporting the results in the journal Cancer, the study investigators from the University of California, Sacramen... Read More


7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

7 Warning Signs You Should See An Oncologist Infographic

There are numerous symptoms that suggest that cancer may be present. Unfortunately, these symptoms may be similar to diseases or other problems, so it's imperative that you see your physician to determine the true source of any symptom. It's also important to remember that cancer may be presen... Read More


Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Patients who have chronic kidney disease and who have received robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in the treatment of kidney cancer have only minimal loss of kidney function - a smaller amount than even patients with normal kidney function. This is according to researchers from Henry Ford Hosp... Read More


What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

Our bone marrow is responsible for the creation of all of the blood cells that exist in the blood stream. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells help fight infection, and platelets help stop bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that can disrupt these systems due to... Read More


More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

A recent study indicates that receiving chemotherapy treatment prior to tumor-removal surgery may benefit more patients with esophageal cancer than previously believed. The study was conducted by Tim Underwood and fellow researchers from the University of Southampton and the findings are publi... Read More


Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Researchers believe it will soon be possible to develop a simple blood test to determine whether gene mutations linked with pancreatic cancer exist without necessarily locating and testing tumor tissue. This potential application appeared before researchers following the discovery of tiny part... Read More


Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

It has become standard practice for American households to substitute generic drugs for their name brand equivalents. These generics can save families a tremendous amount of money over time. However, a new class of drugs is emerging that attempts to emulate the efficacy of more complex drugs k... Read More


Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

The American Cancer Society claims that leukemia is the most common cancer in adolescents and teens in the US, accounting for 1 in 3 cancers. Now, scientists have discovered that a cellular process that wards off infection may contribute to the development of the disease in children, paving th... Read More


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