PSA SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER Is Age Truly The Answer? I have never heard of a golf tournament or post-football party, where a group of men got together to discuss their health issues. Discussing the stage of their Prostate Cancer when they were diagnosed, the reason they chose the treatment they did (surgery vs Radiation Therapy vs active surveillance) and the side effects they experienced from their treatments. During my seminars in… Read More
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Blindsided By Ovarian Cancer September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month SEPTEMBER is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. This includes: Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar cancer, etc., Today we will do a quick review of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer is deadly. It is the 4th leading cause of death in women and the leading cause of gynecological cancer death. The average lifetime risk is 1 in 70 with median age of diagnosis… Read More
KNOW PROSTATE CANCER BASICS Cancer Screening Save Lives Most men do not openly discussed their health. Surveys show that most men think they are healthy, even if they have a few dire diagnosis. Optimism? Head in the sand? Whichever the consensus, cancer screening save lives. While there are many types of cancers, Prostate Cancer, is one of the few that has a somewhat “predictable” blood indicator: the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Only… Read More
CANCER TREATMENT IS DONE, NOW WHAT? CANCER TREATMENT PARADIGM Usually, before cancer diagnosis is completely absorbed or understood, treatment decision must be made in a timely manner. Some cancer treatment is more urgent (base of tongue cancer, GBM brain cancer, etc., ) versus other cancer (such as low risk prostate cancer). Regardless of the cancer type, once treatment begins, it tends to be very involved – Surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy,… Read More
Sarcoma: A Rare Type of Cancer My first introduction to Sarcoma Cancer was while I was still a medical student. That was over 20 years ago, before I even knew my specialty would be in oncology. I had my first oncology encounter through a family/friend and it was a Sarcoma Cancer diagnosis. She was diagnosed with “Leiomyo-sarcoma of the uterus.” It was a tough time for all of us, but I am… Read More
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