Numerous genetic mutations are linked to increased risk for breast cancer. Genetic testing can identify these mutations and guide patient management decisions. Over the past decade, multi-gene panel tests have gained traction in clinical settings. These evaluate up to 43 breast cancer-related genes, compared with limited BRCA 1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) tests.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer cause of death in men. More than 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. When men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, they will likely have many questions. Every September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Its purpose is to help improve knowledge and understanding about this disease. This month, take time to learn about prostate cancer treatments.
In recent news, journalist Tom Brokaw discussed his personal journey with cancer in an interview on NBC’s Dateline. Brokaw was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma. This cancer often causes bone problems, including fractures of the spine. Brokaw’s battle with multiple myeloma began with spinal fractures, which were treated with kyphoplasty.
For 28 years, communities around the world have joined with the National Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate life. National Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June every year. It is aimed at increasing awareness around all of the challenges faced by cancer survivors everywhere.
The events held on National Cancer Survivors Day provide an opportunity for cancer survivors to not only connect with one another, but also with family, friends, patient advocates and health care professionals.
As the control center for all of the other organs in our body, the brain is a complex and not fully understood part of the human body. Cancerous brain tumors are relatively rare. However, being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be a scary experience. Take some time this May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to educate yourself about brain cancer.
Numerous factors impact the possibility that a woman will be confronted with a diagnosis of breast cancer during her life. However, there are steps every woman can take to reduce her risk and promote overall health. This year, for National Women’s Health Week, we would like to share some of the steps you can take lower your risk of breast cancer.
Researchers have identified multiple risk factors that increase a woman’s chances for developing breast cancer.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, makes up a small percentage of these, but it accounts for a majority of skin cancer deaths. Around 73,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2015, according to American Cancer Society estimates. To help promote awareness for Melanoma Monday, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about melanoma.
Men can be uncomfortable when talking about their health particularly when it comes to reproductive and testicular health. While it can be difficult to discuss, men should be vigilant about paying attention to the health of their testicles and communicating problems to their doctors.
Esophageal cancer is a relatively rare disease, but it is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Esophageal cancer accounts for approximately 1 percent of all cancers and it will kill an estimated 15,590 Americans in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Esophageal cancer is diagnosed in men three times more than in women.
Did you know that March is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month? The term ‘head and neck cancers’ refers to a type of tumor that begins in areas in and around the mouth, throat and nose. Taking healthy steps to reduce risk can prevent many head and neck cancers. Take a moment to raise your awareness of head and neck cancers. More than 55,000 new cases of head and neck cancers will be diagnosed in 2015, according to American Cancer Society.