“Almost anyone who is a candidate for lung surgery is generally a candidate for minimally invasive surgery,” says Richard Chang, MD, FACS. Newer types of surgery are becoming available for patients with lung cancer that has not spread to other organs.
For the first time in 40 years, patients who are considering reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy because of breast cancer have a new option for tissue expansion—the AeroForm Tissue Expander System.
According to the Cancer Research Institute, only 3% to 6% of eligible patients with cancer participate in clinical trials in the United States. Read the reasons why clinical trials are a great option to consider.
Although most thyroid cancers can be cured at early stages, it is the most rapidly increasing cancer type in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is not yet clear why the incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing so fast.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But for the 291,840 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year, and the 2.8 million women living with a history of breast cancer, that awareness lasts all year.
The risks for multiple myeloma, a rare and aggressive blood cancer, have long been linked to increasing age (older than 65), male sex, and African-American race. However, researchers are now looking into genetic risk factors to better understand and treat the disease.
April is a head and neck cancer awareness month. Approximately 59,340 new cases of head and neck cancer will be diagnosed in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society, and 12,290 deaths from these cancers are expected this year.
Whether a child is fighting to refuse treatment or a terminally ill adult desperately wants to try an experimental drug, patients with cancer throughout the country are attempting to break barriers that keep them from making personal choices about their treatment.
Last modified: May 31, 2017
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