Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to encourage men and boys in our lives to take charge of their health! For many reasons – embarrassment, inconvenience, or even just the stigma around “complaining” about medical issues – men are much less likely to take care of...

When undergoing cancer treatment, it's important to stay adequately nourished in order to avoid malnutrition. In our current public health challenge created by COVID-19, it may become necessary for cancer patients to isolate at home between cancer care appointments. Stocking up on nutritious foods is...

A cancer diagnosis is life-changing; treatment suppresses the immune system which can make patients more vulnerable to infections. With the current pandemic, COVID-19, many are asking if they should start or continue cancer treatment. COVID-19 risks are evaluated on a case by case basis. If a...

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is under the liver. Functions of the gallbladder include concentrating and storing bile. Bile helps digest fats in food as they pass through the small intestine. Gallbladder cancer is hard to diagnose due to the location of...

More than 12% of the US population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. While the thyroid gland is small, it produces a hormone that influences every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. What you should know about thyroid cancer: Thyroid cancer affects...

Often referred to as a “silent” disease, pancreatic cancer rarely has noticeable symptoms in the early stages. The symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer can also be present in other medical conditions. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned Southeast Radiation Oncology Center recommends...

UNDERSTANDING THE LINK & WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT While you may hear mostly about efforts to find the cure for cancer, discovering the causes remains one of the most critical steps of the process. Since there are many of types of cancer, finding the...

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ONCOLOGIST A cancer diagnosis is life changing, but cancer patients are never alone in the fight. Oncologists are specialists when it comes to diagnosing and treating cancer, and are among those who interact the most with cancer patients throughout the course of their...

4 HEALTHY STEPS TO REDUCE YOUR BREAST CANCER RISK According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 239,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. Age and genetics can’t be controlled, but good lifestyle choices may...