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What is Cancer Genetic Testing?
07/12/22

Genetic testing is the use of medical tests to look for certain mutations (changes) in a person’s genes. The results of a genetic test can tell you if you have a higher risk of developing specific diseases, such as cancer. Results of the genetic test may also guide your doctor in how your cancer...

Colon Cancer: Prevention Tips, Common Spread Sites & Treatment Methods
22/11/22

Colon cancer is a frightening word for anyone to hear. For those who have been diagnosed with it, or are at risk for developing it, that fear can be all-consuming. But this type of cancer is relatively common, and can be treated effectively if caught early. Being aware of the risk factors and...

PSMA PET-CT and Prostate Cancer: What Patients Should Know?
22/11/22

In the past, prostate cancer was difficult to detect and monitor. However, recent advances in medical imaging have made it possible to detect and stage prostate cancer with greater accuracy. PSMA PET-CT is one such modality that has shown great promise in the detection and staging of prostate...

The Role of PET-CT in Staging Cancer and Guiding Treatment
14/11/22

Virtually every cancer patient worries about the same thing: what stage is my cancer? In other words, how far has the disease progressed and what can be done? Once the cancer stage is known, treatment can be tailored specifically for each individual. 

A PET-CT scan, also known as a Positron...

Am I At Risk Of Liver Cancer If I Am A Hepatitis C Carrier?
14/11/22

If you are a hepatitis C carrier, you may be wondering if you are also at risk of liver cancer, also commonly known as hepatocellular carcinoma. While the risk of developing liver cancer is higher for those with hepatitis C, not everyone develops liver cancer. There are other risk factors that...

Can Hepatitis B lead to Liver Cancer?
10/11/22

For people with chronic hepatitis B, the fear of developing liver cancer is always looming in the back of their minds. And rightfully so—liver cancer is one of the few cancers that is on the rise and chronic hep B is one of the main risk factors. So, can untreated hepatitis B lead to liver...

Coping With the Side Effects of  Chemotherapy
09/11/22

Cancer is one of the most feared diseases in the world. Treating cancer is difficult and more challenging because it’s not a single disease, but rather a group of diseases. In total, there are more than 100 different types of cancers. Cancers have many known and unknown causes, so no one...

Cancer Treatment: What Does Cancer Remission Mean?
26/10/22

Many may be familiar with the term cancer remission. But what does it really mean? Simply put, being in remission is when cancer cells can no longer be detected in the body and there are no symptoms present. Cancer remission is a period of time during which cancerous cells are reduced to such...

Helicobacter Pylori and Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Risk
17/10/22

You may have heard of Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori before but you may not know exactly what it is. H. pylori is a type of bacteria that can live in your stomach and sometimes cause an infection. Most people who have H. pylori don’t have any symptoms, but some people with it can eventually...

101 To Surviving Middle to Advanced Stages of Cancer
11/05/22

How does one survive middle to advanced stage cancer? If that thought has ever occured to you, we’re here to help. Whether you’re awaiting a prognosis, have recently been diagnosed with middle to advanced stage cancer or are going through cancer treatment, let’s take a look at ways to handle...