How to Support Your Loved Ones During Cancer Treatment

First, the diagnosis: Discovering a loved one has cancer can be shocking and upsetting for everyone. Then, the battle begins: Oncology appointments, preparing for treatment, enduring physical and emotional hurdles and more. Cancer is a test for the person receiving treatment and for his or her family, friends and caregivers. Together, you could be in … Continued

What Is a Hematologist-Oncologist and What Do They Do?

Why would someone be referred to a hematologist-oncologist? It’s most often because an abnormality was detected during a blood test. Blood is made up of four components: white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and plasma, and each has a specific function: White blood cells fight infection Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs … Continued

5 of the Most Common Kidney Cancer Symptoms

Kidney cancer, also called renal cell carcinoma (RCC), accounts for nearly four percent of all cancers in the United States. Each year, more than 62,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. The risk of kidney cancer increases with age, but in general, it is more common in men than in women. Most people have two … Continued