What Are Common Risk Factors for Kidney Cancer?

Most people with kidney cancer are over the age of 64; it is very uncommon in people younger than 45. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 73,750 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year—more than 60% of which will be in men. Common risk factors for kidney … Continued

What Do Hematologists Check For?

A hematologist is a doctor who specializes in researching, diagnosing, treating and preventing blood disorders of the lymph nodes and vessels. Hematologists work closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists and other specialists to help patients understand their diagnosis and develop a personalized care plan. They will also coordinate surgery, transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunotherapy on … Continued

Important Notice About Coronaviris and COVID-19

To Our Patients: As your healthcare provider, we value—and are committed to—your and the health of your family. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic. At all times, we prioritize optimal health, safety and infection control. During this outbreak, we are … Continued

How Is Colorectal Cancer Detected?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the colon or rectum. About 71 percent of colorectal cancers occur in the colon, with 29 percent occurring in the rectum. Approximately 136,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. It is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. How … Continued

Does Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling a liquid that’s been converted to an aerosol produced by a vape pen, e-cigarette or similar device. Though vaping has been around for many years, it started gaining popularity in the United States around 2016. Since then, vaping has frequently been in the news as new medical … Continued

Blood Cancer Types & Treatment Types

Blood cancers occur when abnormal blood cells start growing rapidly and interrupt the function of normal blood cells. Normal blood cells are responsible for fighting infections and creating new blood cells. When abnormal blood cells grow out of control, the immune system weakens and puts the body at risk for infection and illness. Types of … Continued

Treatment Options for Metastatic Cancer

Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells to other areas of the body, often through the lymph system or bloodstream. A metastatic cancer, or tumor, is one that has spread from where it started into different areas of the body. In the past, many people diagnosed with metastatic cancer did not live long. Even today, … Continued

BRCA1 & BRCA2: Is a Preventive Mastectomy for Me?

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that naturally produce tumor suppressor proteins that help repair damaged DNA. These genes play an important role in stabilizing each cell’s genetic material. When either gene is mutated (altered), DNA damage may not be repaired properly which can increase the risk of female breast and ovarian cancers. What to … Continued