Behind the Science

August 11, 2017

Why Boys and Men Need to Get the HPV Vaccine

Just because men cannot get cervical cancer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t worry about the disease. Especially considering the role they play in spreading the virus that causes it. A recent study shows that 25 percent of men may carry an aggressive strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus linked to virtually all cases of cervical cancer. The study of men 18-59 years […]

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August 11, 2017

7 Facts to Know about Precision Medicine for Cancer

Precision medicine is one of the many buzzwords in oncology as it is changing how oncologists view cancer treatment options – in an optimistic way.  This positive outlook stems from the fact that precision medicine may help doctors select a treatment option that is more “precise”  for each individual patient. The History of Precision Medicine […]

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July 7, 2017

Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, are a cancer survivor or are a caregiver or family member of someone with cancer, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical trial. In deciding whether or not to enroll, it’s important to know the risks and benefits as well as the right questions to ask […]

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June 12, 2017

Targeted Therapy: A Game-Changer in Lung Cancer Treatment

Targeted therapies for cancer are changing the game in cancer treatment, capitalizing on the discovery that each person’s tumors carry unique differences. By pinpointing and targeting these different genetic alterations, tumor vulnerabilities can be exploited, leading to improved survival and better quality of life. Unlike chemotherapy, which targets all of your body’s cells and therefore […]

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June 11, 2017

Knowing Your Dad’s Health May Be a Gift to You

This Father’s Day, you may want to sit down with your dad and discuss his medical history. Knowing about your father’s health may help you and your doctor determine your risks for a number of health issues, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. “We inherit half of our DNA from each parent,” says Eric Fowler, […]

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June 11, 2017

What Men Should Know About New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Prostate cancer screening made headlines again recently because of a change in the recommendations about the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent and influential panel of experts, updated its guidance from 2012. The new guidelines, which are still in draft form as the task force seeks public […]

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May 15, 2017

Obesity and Cancer: The Importance of Awareness and Prevention

When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, maintaining a healthy weight may be as important as avoiding tobacco and overexposure from the sun. In fact, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has found that those who follow a healthy lifestyle, by eating a nutritious diet, limiting alcohol consumption and taking other important steps, are […]

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April 10, 2017

Why Heartburn Is So Dangerous

Most people experience the feeling of heartburn or acid reflux from time to time. However, those who seem to constantly be struggling to find relief from heartburn may have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that requires further evaluation and monitoring. In fact, between 10 and 15 percent of people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) will develop […]

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March 13, 2017

Myth or Fact? Some Patients Feel Pain Even Before Entering the Operating Room

Some pain is inevitable after most surgeries. But for many patients, the pain that comes even before an operation, before the first touch of a knife, is just as real. It even has a name: anticipatory pain. Aside from causing stress and physical discomfort, anticipatory pain may also lead to other complications that impact the […]

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February 13, 2017

Take a Deep Breath to Protect Your Heart

In February, American Heart Month raises awareness of heart disease and its most common causes. Awareness and prevention information are crucial in helping Americans avoid this disease. For women (and men) undergoing radiation therapy, especially for breast cancer, knowing the potential side effects of radiation therapy on your heart is critical in reducing your risk […]

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