For those diagnosed with lung cancer, maintaining a high quality of life after treatment can be difficult. However, recent research suggests that engaging in exercise after lung cancer surgery can lead to increase muscle strength, improved quality of life, and less shortness of breath for patients.
Breast cancer is a major women’s health issue that can affect an average of 1 in 8 women. However, breast cancer and other breast diseases can also affect men. Dr. Gaelyn Scuderi covers the topic of men’s breast health, signs and symptoms of male breast cancer, and how to live your “breast” life.
A new clinical study shows promise in treating prostate cancer with a drug usually used to treat breast and ovarian cancer. The clinical study is in phase III and the treatment may be available for patients soon. Read Dr. Ossi’s summary of the clinical trial.
In a new study, researchers compared the use of proton therapy and conventional radiation therapy when treating cancer. The results showed that proton therapy had fewer and less severe side effects than conventional radiation therapy.
Hamburgers are one of the staples of the American kitchen. On average, Americans eat three hamburgers a week, which represents nearly 50 billion burgers a year or 156 burgers per person annually. In this bulletin, I will share the pros and cons of both beef and vegetarian burgers as well as two delicious recipes for you to try at home.
Jackfruit is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Some studies have found potential benefits of Jackfruit for cancer prevention, glucose control, blood pressure, cholesterol and wound healing among other conditions. Read this bulletin to learn more about the nutritional benefits of this versatile fruit and get a delicious Jackfruit BBQ sandwich recipe!
Nutritional status plays an important role in the long-term survival of patients with kidney (renal) complications. Malnutrition is very common in patients with CKD, especially those who are on dialysis and its prevalence ranges from approximately 20 percent to 70 percent among adult dialysis patients. Read this bulletin about how to maintain nutritional values during Chronic Kidney Disease.
Radiation therapy treatments for cancer are referred to as fractions. Different types of cancers in the body receive different numbers of fractions. In this article, Dr. Perkins reviews information regarding whether or not fewer number of fractions has the same impact as the number of standard fractions for cancer treatment.
Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed, but also their family, friends, and community. Support through a difficult time in one’s life is necessary because it shows the person that they are not alone in their journey. We have several programs available to provide education, comfort, and emotional support to those living with, or affected by, cancer.
Chronic kidney disease occurs when there is a slowly progressive decline in the kidneys’ ability to filter metabolic waste products from the blood and the major causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. According to statistics from the CDC, it is estimated that 15 % of US adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). About 96 percent of people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD and 48 percent of those with severely reduced kidney function but not on dialysis are not aware of having CKD. Read this bulletin where you will gain valuable information about Chronic Kidney Disease.