What You Need To Know About Glioblastoma

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As you may have heard, news was released last night that Senator John McCain has brain cancer, more specifically a glioblastoma. What is glioblastoma? How is it treated? Cancer experts from Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, address key questions about this diagnosis. What is a glioblastoma? It is a malignant primary brain … Continued

The Importance of Nutrition in the Stomach Cancer Journey

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Nutrition is an important part of any cancer journey. Eating a well-balanced diet before, during and after cancer treatment can help patients feel healthier, maintain strength and speed up recovery. With stomach cancer, nutrition is even more important to monitor and control. Food intake plays a significant role in recovery for those who have had … Continued

What You Need to Know About Fertility Preservation

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If you are diagnosed with cancer, you may need to make decisions about your fertility sooner than you had planned. Cancer and some types of treatment can damage sperm in men and eggs in women, and sometimes, the reproductive system. It is important to know your options to preserve your fertility before you begin treatment. … Continued

Mammograms 101

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Today is National Mammography Day, an important day to learn about the benefits of regular mammograms, and also understand the difference between mammograms and other types of diagnostic tests such as an MRI. “Over the past 10 years, there have been dramatic improvements in breast imaging and in the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis. This … Continued

How Much Do Genetics Impact the Risk for Breast Cancer?

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What causes breast cancer? How much do genetics impact the risk for developing breast cancer? Given that 1 in 8 women will develop the disease, these are common questions many women and their families ask. Stephanie Graff, MD, medical oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health in Kansas City, answers common questions. … Continued