Rectal Cancer: Your Symptoms Checklist to Know

Approximately 149,500 adults in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. Of these, 45,230 are new cases. This disease is prevalent globally, but not many people know precisely what rectal cancer is, its causes, or its symptoms. If you suspect you have rectal cancer, this guide will help you determine if you … Continued

3 Reasons To Seek Out Gynecologic Oncology Services

What is Gynecologic Oncology?‌ What we primarily do here at Nevada Surgery & Cancer Care is called gynecologic oncology. So what is gynecologic oncology, you may ask? Well, our work is at the intersection of women’s medicine and cancer treatment. Gynecologic oncology is a specialty used to diagnose and treat cancers located in women’s reproductive … Continued

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Is Rectal Cancer Preventable? Here’s What to Know

Rectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, there were 45,230 cases of rectal cancer and 45,230 new cases of rectal cancer in 2021 alone.  Although rates have dropped thanks to lifestyle changes, the overall lifetime risk of colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer remains … Continued

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Five Colon Cancer Statistics & Facts You Should Know

Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is usually seen in older people, although it can occur at any age. It mainly affects the colon and rectum in the large intestine, toward the end of the digestive tract. ‌Polyps or clumps of noncancerous cells inside the colon can increase the risk of colon cancer. Polyps may be … Continued

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A Guide to Gynecologic Oncology: What It Is & What to Expect

Gynecologic cancers, or cancers that affect female reproductive organs, are a major threat to women’s health worldwide. These cancers can affect your vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, or ovaries and require special treatment and care. Gynecologic oncology is the field of medicine dedicated to the detection, treatment, and prevention of gynecologic cancers.  Such conditions require complicated … Continued

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Nevada Colon Cancer Screening: When Should I Get Tested?

Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics. There are 100,000 new cases of colon cancer each year in the United States, plus 50,000 yearly cases of rectal cancer. The death toll for colorectal cancer is about 50,000 a year, all for a cancer that is often preventable with proper screening. How Colon Cancer Screening Works Most colon … Continued

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Colon Cancer VS Rectal Cancer: What to Know

Cancers of the large intestine are called colorectal cancer. Your lifetime risk of getting colorectal cancer is about 1 in 23 if you are a man, and slightly less than that if you are a woman. It’s the third deadliest cancer, with more than 50,000 individuals dying per year. The good news is that rates … Continued

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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

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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

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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 Cancer Treatment Seems Promising for Stage 4 Patients

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

Managing Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients

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