Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the Western World. It is usually a slow-growing form of cancer that develops late in life. Rarely, the cancer may grow quickly and aggressively spread to other parts of your body. How do you know if you are at risk? Here are some common risk factors for prostate cancer:
Being overweight or obese can impact your health in numerous ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control, being overweight or obese can lead to heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, arthritis, infertility and even some types of cancer, including breast cancer.
Breast cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for women in the U.S., second only to lung cancer. The good news is that breast cancer death rates have been decreasing over the last 30 years, in part due to advances in breast cancer treatment, earlier detection through screening and increased breast cancer awareness.
Mammograms, an important health screening for women, consist of a low-dose X-ray of the breast that looks for abnormalities and changes in a woman’s breasts that may be indicators of breast cancer. Women are encouraged to get mammograms because they may be able to detect breast abnormalities that cannot be felt by a breast self-exam.
A new technology for use during cancer staging in the sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure is currently under trial in the United States. North Central Surgical Center’s Dr. Peter Beitsch, a privately practicing Dallas oncology surgeon who specializes in treating skin and breast cancer, completed the first procedure using this new technology in the US.