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PSA SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER Is Age Truly The Answer?  I have never heard of a golf tournament or post-football party, where a group of men got together to discuss their health issues. Discussing the stage of their Prostate Cancer when they were diagnosed, the reason they chose the treatment they did (surgery vs Radiation Therapy vs active surveillance) and the side effects they experienced from their treatments.  During my seminars in… Read More

Prostate Cancer in Black Men

KNOW PROSTATE CANCER BASICS Cancer Screening Save Lives Most men do not openly discussed their health.  Surveys show that most men think they are healthy, even if they have a few dire diagnosis.  Optimism? Head in the sand? Whichever the consensus, cancer screening save lives.  While there are many types of cancers, Prostate Cancer, is one of the few that has a somewhat “predictable” blood indicator: the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Only… Read More

Survive Cancer now what

CANCER TREATMENT IS DONE, NOW WHAT?  CANCER TREATMENT PARADIGM Usually, before cancer diagnosis is completely absorbed or understood, treatment decision must be made in a timely manner. Some cancer treatment is more urgent (base of tongue cancer, GBM brain cancer, etc., ) versus other cancer (such as low risk prostate cancer).  Regardless of the cancer type, once treatment begins, it tends to be very involved – Surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy,… Read More

Sarcoma: A Rare Type of Cancer My first introduction to Sarcoma Cancer was while I was still a medical student. That was over 20 years ago, before I even knew my specialty would be in oncology. I had my first oncology encounter through a family/friend and it was a Sarcoma Cancer diagnosis. She was diagnosed with “Leiomyo-sarcoma of the uterus.”  It was a tough time for all of us, but I am… Read More

surviving prostate cancer

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK! Cancer Screening Save Lives Most men do not openly discussed their health.  Surveys show that most men think they are healthy, even if they have a few dire diagnosis.  Optimism? Head in the sand? Whichever the consensus, cancer screening save lives.  Here are few common cancer guidelines for prostate cancer screening, lung cancer screening, and colon cancer screening to consider. Remember, the information here regarding… Read More

a new norm

CANCER SURVIVOR WEEK YOU ARE A SURVIVOR Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June. But, is one day enough? Not at all. After all you have been through, I say celebrate as often and for as long as you like. So, I say at least a week is a good start *big grin* It is a very common question to ask – “when can I say I am a cancer… Read More

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH WEEK! Cancer Screening Save Lives Yet, this easy way of saving lives is not often used.  Why? Because many remain unaware of what cancer screening they should have and when they should have them. Here are few common cancer guidelines to consider. Remember, the information here should always be verified with your Primary Car Provider (PCP), because recommendations for screening age do change.  What Is You… Read More

THERE IS BLOOD IN MY URINE! Is It Bladder Cancer? Did you know?   Bladder Cancer is serious. Bladder cancer is not very common. However, over 70, 000 men and women are diagnosed with the disease every year and about 15,000 die from the disease. Everyone urinate, yet not many knows about the bladder, where it is located, or what it does (see picture). Urine is a waste product that is filtered through… Read More

Monthly Quiz The subject of cancer can be very intimidating, especially for those who do not like science, not in the medical field, and/or just simply scared of this topic. Understandable. We believe, like in most things, knowledge and understanding can make a big difference. Join us monthly, as we explore a few basic topics – the essentials that everyone should know. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing! [tqb_quiz id=’417′] Life… Read More