Cancer Care

Empowering Cancer Survivorship

The American Cancer Society defines a cancer survivor as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer from the date of diagnosis through remission. A cancer diagnosis represents the beginning of an incredibly challenging journey, but increased awareness, early detection and improved technologies have empowered a growing number of thriving survivors. Here are some steps you can take to limit your exposure to cancer risks: 1. Early detection is key. Preventive screenings can detect cancers that affli...

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5/23/2019 10:59:00 AM Comments(0)

Fight Cancer Early: Securing a Healthy Future

It’s likely that almost every one of us has known someone who’s been touched by cancer. The good news? Modern medicine has allowed for more precise detection and effective treatments than ever before for this complex set of diseases. Here’s some even better news: Prevention and early detection are the keys to protecting yourself against the scourge of cancer. Adults should maintain a regular screening schedule with their doctor, avoid tobacco use, protect themselves against har...

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1/30/2019 1:39:00 PM Comments(0)

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland located between the stomach and spine. Its main function is to produce digestive juices that can break down food, and to make hormones that help us control our blood sugar levels. Most pancreatic cancers are not diagnosed at an early stage. Symptoms are hard to spot at its outset and can easily be confused with those associated with other disorders and diseases. As a result, the cancer has often spread before treatment can be rendered. For this reason, it is one of the de...

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10/29/2018 2:34:00 PM Comments(0)

Are you at risk for lung cancer?

The sooner lung cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances for survival. Until recently, however, early detection has been difficult—which may be one reason why lung cancer remains the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. But there is good news about the disease: Doctors now have a screening test that can catch lung cancer early. It's called low-dose computed tomography LDCT . LDCT produces cross-sectional images of the entire chest, including the lungs, using special x-r...

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10/29/2018 2:33:00 PM Comments(0)

Prostate Cancer: Risk factors and symptoms

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type and cause of cancer death among men. Accessing your risks and symptoms for developing the disease can be deceptive. Age is by far the most common risk factor for developing prostate cancer as the disease is most prominent among men who are over the age of 65. Other factors – including family history and being an African American – are also common among those with prostate cancer, but definitely does not guarantee you will dev...

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8/31/2018 9:55:00 AM Comments(0)

Ovarian Cancer: Watch for early clues

It was once considered a silent disease—often going undetected until it was too late to do much about it. Now doctors believe that ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms. If you're a woman, it's important to become familiar with them. Around 94% of women whose ovarian cancers are found and treated early will live five years or longer—and many will live much longer and can even be cured, according to the American Cancer Society ACS . Unfortunately, only 20% of ovarian cancers are act...

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8/31/2018 9:55:00 AM Comments(0)

Keeping an eye on prostate cancer

Every year more than 160,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those whose disease is caught early, that diagnosis may come with a decision: Should the disease be treated right now, or is it safe to monitor it and treat it only if it starts to grow? The latter approach is called active surveillance . It's based on the fact that prostate cancer often grows slowly. So immediate treatment may not always be necessary. Men who choose active surveillance typically see their docto...

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8/11/2017 2:48:00 PM Comments(0)

Watson Clinic's Cancer Center Earns Gold Status Reaccreditation

Watson Clinic’s Cancer & Research Center has been awarded the highest level of achievement, the gold status for a three-year reaccreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer CoC . The Watson Clinic is one of over 1500 cancer facilities in the country to be accredited by this organization. We are also one of only six freestanding cancer centers in the nation, and the only facility in the state of Florida to achieve the accreditation. Following a meticulous, vol...

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8/1/2016 8:51:00 AM Comments(0)

Thyroid Cancer: Five Facts to Know

It's not a cancer that typically makes headlines. But it's important to learn the facts about thyroid cancer because more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease. In fact, it's the most rapidly increasing cancer in the U.S. Here are five things to know about it. 1. It's most common in women, and it occurs at a younger age than most other adult cancers. More than three out of four people diagnosed with thyroid cancer are women. Nearly two out of three cases of the disease are in peop...

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12/10/2015 11:19:00 AM Comments(0)

Understanding Colorectal Cancer Basics

According to the latest statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death. Risk factors for the disease include a lack of physical activity, obesity, smoking, and the heavy consumption of alcohol. A diet that is high in red meat and processed meat can play a substantial role in the development of colorectal cancer. Doctors recommend that you ado...

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3/19/2015 10:04:00 AM Comments(1)