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How MammoSite® Therapy Works

After your breast cancer diagnosis, your mind turns immediately to treatments. You want the most effective, least invasive option possible. Here’s why MammoSite® targeted radiation therapy may be the best answer.

Aug 18th, 2021
How Long Does Hair Loss Last With Chemo or Radiation?

You’d give up almost anything for a chance to beat your cancer. And many treatments will test your resolve to do just that. Hair loss is one of the sacrifices most-often associated with chemo and radiation. Here’s what you can expect.

Jul 15th, 2021
How Hormone Therapy Works to Combat Cancer

Most people are familiar with radiation and chemotherapy as effective go-to treatments, but there are many more cancer-fighting weapons in our arsenal. Here’s how hormone therapy may be a key player in your cancer treatment plan.

Jun 29th, 2021
Why Talking about Cancer Pain Is Important

Pain isn’t a guaranteed side effect of cancer, but it can be part of the experience for some. Many hesitate to discuss cancer pain, but controlling it is important for your overall well-being. Discuss your pain symptoms with your treatment team.

May 17th, 2021
5 Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer

Colon cancer can be life-threatening, but you may be able to sidestep this aggressive disease by taking a few precautionary steps. If you’re in a high-risk group, learn how to gain the upper hand and increase your chances of preventing colon cancer.

Apr 14th, 2021
How Chemotherapy Can Affect Your Nerves

Chemotherapy can be a life-saving treatment, but it also has a few side effects you may not know about, including nerve pain. Here’s how cancer drugs affect your nerves and what you can do about it.

Feb 12th, 2021
How To Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects more women in the United States than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Can you really lower your risk? Yes.

Jan 26th, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jan 14th, 2021
Stomach Cancer Awareness: What Are The Treatment Options?

The world is acknowledging gastric or stomach cancer awareness month this November. Unfortunately, the heralding of the many tireless efforts by those in the medical field to combat this disease often presents itself in its last stages.

Nov 17th, 2020
Success In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

The month of November is global Pancreatic cancer awareness month. You can tell from the conspicuous purple colored theme.Many websites, oncology hospitals, and wellness centers have been branded with purple to help with awareness.

Nov 16th, 2020
Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Surgeon

Breast cancer surgery is a life-saving procedure but can also have lasting traumatic experiences if you do not completely understand the surgery procedure and what to expect.

Nov 16th, 2020
Dr. Aena Patel Joins Choice Cancer Care

Irving, TX – October 12, 2020 –Choice Cancer Care, a leading cancer center in Texas that offers comprehensive cancer care solutions to patients, has brought on board Dr. Aena Patel, a specialist in various types of cancer including, prostate, breast,...

Oct 12th, 2020
The Link Between Gum Disease and Colon Cancer

Gum disease increases the risk of colon cancer. According to research published on Cancer Prevention Research, people with periodontitis have a 17% higher risk of developing polyps and 11% risk of having adenomas, compared to people without gum diseases.

Sep 19th, 2020
Colon Cancer Is Now Evident Among Young People

The number of people being diagnosed with colon cancer every year has recently increased by 2%. According to ROCKFORD news, the American Cancer Society of doctors has noticed this drift change among persons under the age of fifty-five.

Aug 28th, 2020
How Cancer Patients Can Maintain Food Safety

During this Coronavirus outbreak, cancer patients need to eat well to boost their immune system. A well-balanced diet high in nutrients is required to help the immune system fight off viruses and bacteria.

Jun 14th, 2020
Patients With A History Of Lymphoma Can Benefit

A new study found out that patients with a history of Lymphoma can survive lung cancer through early detection and resection surgery. When lung cancer is identified early, the survival rates are high.

May 14th, 2020
Getting A Colonoscopy Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A colonoscopy is effective in detecting and preventing colorectal cancer, which is the number one cause of death from cancer. More men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer than women, although everyone is at risk for developing this disease.

May 14th, 2020
How Cancer Patients Can Limit Their Exposure to Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases are increasing in many regions of the world, and governments are taking action to contain its spread. Travel to affected areas has been restricted, with schools, sports events, and conventions being postponed as well.

Apr 15th, 2020
Hidden Causal Factors for Cancer

Cancer occurs as a result of damage to the body’s DNA. It affects the way body cells grow and divide, making toxic cells to grow rapidly into cancerous tumors. Some cancer cases can get out of control due to genetic defects, family history,...

Mar 14th, 2020
What Are The Symptoms Of Stage 1 Breast Cancer?

Stage 1 breast cancer is cancer that is still confined in its primary location. Although it’s growing, the disease has not yet spread to other body parts. Stage 1 breast cancer occurs in different sub-stages known as 1A and 1B.

Mar 14th, 2020
Novel Treatment Options For Lung Cancer In Texas Patients

Lung cancer causes high mortality levels and deaths from cancer across the world. Every year, there are about 1.6 million new cases of the disease, and the number keeps going up. Lung cancer can occur as non-small cell carcinoma or small cell carcinoma.

Mar 14th, 2020
How Can Breast Cancer Be Treated?

Breast cancer is prevalent in women. Age and being a woman are the key causes of the disease. The behavior and activity of breast cancer will significantly impact how it is treated.

Feb 13th, 2020
Understanding the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Dr. Raetasha Dabney explains the various side effect experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy. Irving, TX – February 13, 2020 –Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer that involves the use of drugs to destroy cancerous cells in the body and...

Feb 13th, 2020
Tips On Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer forms in the glands (lobules) that help in milk production. It can also form in the ducts or fibrous connective tissues of the breast. Some of the symptoms include a lump in the breast, nipple peeling, and retraction or ...

Jan 24th, 2020
Managing Oligometastatic Lung Cancer

Oligometastatic lung cancer is cancer that has spread from the primary location to one or a few other organs. In most cases, oligometastatic lung disease occurs in the brain.

Jan 14th, 2020
5 Factors That May Elevate Your Colon Cancer Risk

Colon cancer is common and will present symptoms based on tumor location, the progression of the disease and its impact on other body organs surrounding it. Sometimes, the disease can show no signs in early stages.

Dec 15th, 2019
Breast Cancer Symptoms Frequently Overlooked

October is the month the world observes Breast Cancer Awareness. All over the world, health care professionals and bodies come together to educate women and men on the need for breast cancer screening.

Nov 25th, 2019
Surviving Lung Cancer Through Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancers has helped to extend the overall and progression-free survival in some patients without compromising their quality of life.

Oct 26th, 2019
Rates Of Colorectal Cancer On The Rise Among Younger Adults

A new study on the colorectal cancer trends in the U.S. shows that the rates among people below 50 years have been rising since the 1970s. According to the findings, diagnoses of the disease among younger adults are likely to be of ...

Sep 24th, 2019
Can Vitamin A Help Lower The Risk Of Skin Cancer?

Vitamin A is known to maintain good health, but does it also reduce skin cancer risk? According to a new study, there’s a link between the intake of vitamin A and a lower skin cancer risk.

Sep 13th, 2019
Treatment Options For Prostate Cancer Patients

Prostate cancer is caused by the uncontrollable outgrowing of cells in the prostate glands. The prostate gland is below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It produces a fluid which is partly semen and it is only found in males.

Aug 23rd, 2019
What Is The Link Between Age And Breast Cancer?

The leading cause of breast cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells in the breast, leading to a tumor. The tumors can grow to nearby tissues and even into other organs of the body. Its prevention is by earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Aug 14th, 2019
Chemo And Breast Cancer: Is It Always Inevitable?

Over the years, breast cancer diagnoses and treatments have improved, and women have experienced better outcomes than in previous generations. Some researchers now look at whether chemo is necessary in all cases and how much treatment is really needed.

Jun 24th, 2019
How To Prepare For Cancer Treatment

No one is ever really ready to begin cancer treatment, but there are steps you and your loved ones can take prior to starting any treatment that can help make life during a little easier. We’ve brought together some tips to help.

Jun 13th, 2019
Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Is On The Rise

There has been a stark rise in the number of young people being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In the past 25 years, the number of cases has gone up almost 40 percent.

May 28th, 2019
The Link Between Chronic Stress And Breast Cancer

There have long been suspicions that chronic stress and breast cancer diagnoses are linked. Now there’s evidence. In a recently published study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers found a solid link between high rates of ...

May 21st, 2019
Be Informed – Early-stage Melanoma Treatment

Detecting melanoma in its early stages is key to beating this type of skin cancer. Cutaneous melanoma may not be the most prevalent type of cancer but is one of the most aggressive with 76,000 new diagnoses every year.

Mar 24th, 2019
New Study Shows Simple Ovarian Cysts Carry No Cancer Risk

Low risk indicated that these cysts no longer need regular surveillance. Lumps, bumps, and cysts have always carried the concern of cancer for patients. A recent nested case-control study spanning three years shows that these concerns may be unfounded...

Mar 13th, 2019
Cancer And Impacts On Other Health Issues

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis impacts your life both physically and mentally. Awareness of these other possible health issues will help you best deal with your prognosis positively and address any additional concerns you may have.

Feb 13th, 2019
7 Thoughts On Choosing The Best Prostate Cancer Surgeon

Getting a cancer diagnosis comes with treatment decisions that need to be made while our emotions are running high. Let’s take a moment and consider the following 7 thoughts to help make the right choice for you and your family.

Dec 24th, 2018
Why Should Cancer Patients Use Array Pharmacy?

Whether you are a new cancer patient or are more familiar with cancer treatments, it can be confusing with all the new products available. The ever-expanding selection of treatments, as well as their side effects and potential outcomes,...

Dec 13th, 2018
Can You Be Completely Cured Of Breast Cancer?

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first things you’re likely to want to know is what your chances for being completely cured are. While you should know that there is no such thing as a total “cure,” it is possible to get statistically...

Nov 25th, 2018
Which Doctor To Consult For Lung Cancer

There are many different types of doctors that specialize in treating lung cancer. Amidst the frustration of a diagnosis and/or suspected lung cancer, the last thing you want is to feel that you don’t know where to turn.

Nov 16th, 2018
Help! I Need A Cancer Physician In Texas

You have just been told you have cancer. Your emotions are running in all directions and you may not know what to do. Questions start flowing through your brain. The biggest one may be: What cancer physician in Texas do I need to begin seeing for...

Oct 23rd, 2018
Know The Early Signs Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a common cancer in the United States. Each year 232,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. With these staggering numbers, we all need to become aware of the early signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Oct 13th, 2018
Palliative Care: Treating The Symptoms Of Cancer

Side effects of cancer and its treatments are often hard to bear. As much as the cancer needs treating, even more so does the one suffering. The approach to treating symptoms is called palliative care.

Sep 24th, 2018
Benign Or Malignant: What’s The Difference

A mountain of unpronounceable words, scientific jargon, and terms that even sound the same. This is the language of cancer. Each term you may read or hear can indicate stark contrasts in diagnosis and treatment.

Sep 18th, 2018
Integrative Cancer Treatments At Choice Cancer Care

Whenever a cancer diagnosis is given to a patient, you might only think of treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. However, for most people, integrative cancer treatments in Texas can also help deal with cancer, when delivered alongside...

Aug 24th, 2018
Integrative Cancer Care And Treatment

Integrative cancer care and treatment in Texas integrates alternative medicine therapies with those practiced by mainstream medical providers.

Jul 24th, 2018
The Benefits Of Oral Chemotherapy

If you were told that the same type of chemotherapy that is done in a hospital could be done in pill form, what would you think? Believe it or not, it does exist. Oral chemotherapy,...

Jul 15th, 2018
Common Sense Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can have many different forms and symptoms for both men and women. For women, it is mostly hereditary. However, all women do have a chance to get breast cancer in their lifetime,...

May 24th, 2018
Why Choose Choice Cancer Care?

Choice Cancer Care has many locations in Texas, where physician-owned and operated facilities treat cancer in all its various forms, giving confidence and courage to anyone suffering from cancer.

May 8th, 2018
Choice Cancer Care Provides Care In A Trying Time

Receiving a cancer diagnosis, whether for yourself or a loved one, is never going to be an easy situation. Even after you have passed the initial shock of the diagnosis, treatment is another hurdle to overcome.

Apr 24th, 2018
A Better Way To Screen For Breast Cancer

Breast cancer, like any cancer or illness, increases in likelihood as we get older. For women, scans and mammograms are often put off until they hit fifty or more years of age because that can be when the cancer is most active,...

Apr 14th, 2018