What to Expect With Your Genetic Testing and Counseling Visit

“He has his father’s eyes.” “She gets her personality from her mother.” For centuries, people have enjoyed discussing the traits that individuals inherit from their parents. Beginning around 1950, scientists began unraveling the secrets of exactly how traits are passed down. Eventually, they were able to link certain genes to health conditions, and genetic testing … Continued

Diet & Colon Cancer Risk: What’s the Correlation?

Colon cancer is a form of cancer that affects parts of the large intestine. Estimates show more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. After lung cancer, it’s the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. But research shows that lifestyle habits have a major impact … Continued

The Ins and Outs of Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk

‌ Cancer has many contributing factors, one of which is genetics. Some cancers occur repeatedly among family members and relatives, and it’s possible for underlying genetic mutations called variants to be a cause. As of 2017, 5% to 10% of all cancers were found to be caused by genetic variants.  To identify variants that may … Continued

New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Appear

According to research published in Nature Communications, there’s a new blood test that can detect several types of cancers years before previously possible. Early detection of cancer can potentially death rates caused by cancer exponentially. Scientists have been trying for years to develop cancer-screening tests that would detect malignancy potential before tumor cells had the … Continued

New Cancer Treatment Seems Promising for Stage 4 Patients

The Stanford Cancer Institute in California will be the first hospital in the United States to utilize a new technology intended to reduce the number of radiation treatments for cancer patients. Stanford recently purchased the X1, which is the radiation delivery machine created by Hayward-based RefleXion Medical. RefleXion Medical is a respected, 11-year-old medical research … Continued

The Link Between Food and Cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. However, some studies suggest that 30-50% of all cancers could be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet. There has been some evidence supporting these studies. In addition to possibly preventing cancer, nutrition can also play a … Continued

Cancer and Mental Health

It’s evident that a cancer diagnosis is likely to change your perception of life, regardless of your age, stage of life, or individual circumstances. Living with cancer can be an overwhelming experience, physically, emotionally, and mentally. A cancer diagnosis will often have adverse, challenging, and painful effects on the body. The same applies to cancer … Continued

Colon Cancer: What You Should Know

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America, and numbers among young people are rising rapidly. Recently, colon cancer has been trending due to Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther star, recently succumbing to the disease. He was only 43 years old. Here’s what you need to know about colon cancer. Colon … Continued

Will My Cancer Diagnosis Affect My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

It’s important to talk to your doctors about your cancer care treatment and how it may affect your fertility before going forward with any procedures. Don’t assume your doctors will ask you about fertility and pregnancy concerns; it’s better to be upfront and voice your concerns right away.  Getting enough resources, information, and support will … Continued

How to Talk to Someone Who Has Cancer

A cancer diagnosis comes with many feelings and emotions. Some of the most common feelings are sadness, anger, confusion, helplessness, hopelessness, and depression. The person with the cancer diagnosis needs support from friends and family, as well as a comforting presence. It’s not easy knowing exactly what to say to someone who has been diagnosed … Continued

Prostate Screening: Is It Right For You?

Should all men get screened for prostate cancer? The answer is, it’s up to you. Talk to your doctor to see if screening is right for you. Typically men aged 55 to 69 benefit the most from prostate cancer screening.  While this may be a sensitive topic to talk about, remember you have your family … Continued

Top Threats to Women’s Health and Preventive Lifestyle Changes

As a Las Vegas cancer center, we see threats to women’s health every single day. Advances in the medical industry have done a lot to combat common women’s health problems. In order to take advantage of these treatments, first, you must be informed. The list of women’s health issues is long, but these are some … Continued