Nimmi Kapoor, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified oncology surgeon, has been appointed Medical Director of Breastlink at the Encino Breast Care Center. Breastlink will relocate to the Integrated Cancer Institute upon the opening of its doors next year.
At the age of sixteen, I was volunteering at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in the recreational therapy department on the oncology floor. It was then that I witnessed what a diagnosis of cancer can do to a child and a family. In many ways, such a diagnosis not only unravels one’s world but also the worlds of those around them.
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.
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.
March is National Colon & Rectum Cancer Awareness Month. This post is the first installment of a two part series to promote colorectal cancer awareness.
March is National Colon & Rectum Cancer Awareness Month. This is the second installment of a two part series to promote colorectal cancer awareness.
Receiving a diagnosis of colorectal cancer diagnosis is frightening. Dealing with a diagnosis of any cancer is a challenge and most patients find themselves feeling uncertain and afraid. Fortunately, resources and support are available to patients. Working with a multidisciplinary colorectal cancer treatment team, an informed patient can prepare for the journey ahead.