Cancer

You would be hard pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. You may have struggled through cancer yourself, been diagnosed with a tumor either benign or malignant, or know a loved one suffering through the disease. Cancer is truly far reaching and can affect anybody in any walk of life.
Learn more about the causes of cancer and your risk factors. Some cancers have a strong genetic component while some are cause by environmental factors. Other cancers are more likely to affect you based on gender, race or lifestyle habits. You’ll also find warning signs and symptoms of cancer and tips for catching it early. The earlier a cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment methods are going to be. Learn the types of screening test and processes available to you. Different types of treatment methods are also used depending on the type and severity of the cancer. These can vary from radioactive treatments, chemotherapy, surgery and even diet and exercise.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening comes in many forms including mammography and genetic testing. However, you may be wondering if these screening tests are recommended. Find out what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends for routine breast cancer screening.

Pancreatic Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published a series of recommendations regarding routine cancer screening and prevention methods. Find out the recommendations for pancreatic and thyroid cancer screening as well as the recommendation regarding smoking cessation counseling.

Pharmacogenomics in Treating Cancer

Pharmacogenomics is a new and rapidly-growing field of science which attempts to determine genetic mechanisms which cause differences in the way individuals react to drugs. Pharmacogenomics has a wide range of potential applications; one in particular is in the treatment of cancer.