The most common surgery for colorectal cancer is called a colon resection (colectomy). In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes part of the colon and then joins the remaining parts back together. Other types of surgery may include a partial colectomy or right colectomy (ileocolectomy). Regardless of surgery type, nutrition and diet play a … Continued
As breast cancer research advances, treatment approaches continue to be improved and refined. Oncoplastic surgery is a surgery for breast cancer patients that involves reshaping the breasts at the time of initial surgery, combining breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery) at the same time. Oncoplastic surgery gives … Continued
Preventing Colon Cancer Together March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and colon cancer screenings are an important step toward early diagnosis, but many people avoid colonoscopies because of fear of discomfort. Colonoscopies are recommended every 10 years for both men and women over the age of 50 but according to 2010 figures from the Centers for … Continued
Cancer screening is imperative to your health. Regular screenings can detect cancer at early stages which, in turn, may make it easier to treat. Check out our new cancer screening diagram (Download PDF) that outlines the screening guidelines for breast, cervical, colorectal, skin and lung cancers.