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:
With significant advances in medical science, the number of deaths caused due to colon cancer has been declining over the past several decades. In fact, it is estimated there are 1 million plus survivors of this disease in the United States alone. And the best news is that colon cancer can be prevented! Colon cancer screening saves lives.
It sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel, but many people are turning to cryotherapy to alleviate chronic pain, slow aging and even treat some cancers.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That makes skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the United States. Nearly 13,000 people die from skin cancer in America every year. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, will claim an estimated 10,000 lives this year.
The term “colorectal cancer” encompasses any cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. Though they are two separate cancers, colon and rectal cancer are very similar, and therefore they are often discussed together under the term “colorectal cancer.” Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in both men and women in the U.S. About one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in his or her lifetime.
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.
With summer in full swing, everyone is flocking to beaches, lakes, water parks and other outdoor venues to enjoy this warm, relaxing time of year. However, increased time in the sun leads to increased exposure to harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer.
No one ever wants to visit the doctor and hear the “c-word.” Cancer is a scary diagnosis, especially if you haven’t noticed any signs or symptoms. There’s more awareness than ever surrounding some cancers, like breast cancer, but others don’t receive as much media attention.