Archive - November 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:22pm
Patrick Swayze, Luciano Pavarotti, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steve Jobs. These are a few of the celebrities and public figures that have brought attention to pancreatic cancer over the years. Despite this public spotlight, pancreatic cancer is known as the silent killer. It is difficult to diagnose, spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in the early stages, making education and awareness crucial for this aggressive disease. Many patients don’t have any symptoms, and for those who do, those symptoms may be shared by many other illnesses:...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 9:06am
Boris Kuvshinoff, II, MD, MBA, and Renuka Iyer, MD, Associate Professors of Oncology and Co-Directors, Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center joined Roswellness Radio to discuss pancreatic cancer. In this excerpt from last Sunday's show, Drs. Kuvshinoff and Iyer give a brief overview of this rare but aggressive disease, and provide information on risk factors, symptoms, and diagnostic studies.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 9:17am
One of the world’s deadliest cancers is also one of the rarest in the United States. About 25,000 Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year, however many more are afflicted worldwide. In developing countries, particularly in Central and South America, diets rich in preservatives and salt content are the norm. In Asian countries, such as Japan and Korea, the heavy consumption of pickled vegetables and smoked meats are believed to contribute to high rates of stomach cancer.
As stomach cancer rates drop in the U.S., so too does the need for mass screening, sometimes...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 9:42am
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Mary Reid, PhD, Associate Professor of Oncology and Director of Collaborative Research, joined Roswellness Radio to talk about lung cancer and women. Dr. Reid explains that lung cancer is more deadly in women than breast, colon, uterine, and ovarian cancer combined. She also shares the alarming statistic that lung cancer among women who have never smoked is now up to 20%. Listen to an excerpt of this show, or follow the link for the full episode.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 1:26pm
In October 2012, four experts from RPCI took part in a live Breast Cancer Q&A on WBEN-AM/FM. Ermelinda Bonaccio, MD, Director of the RPCI Mammography Center; Stephen Edge, MD, FACS, Breast Center Medical Director and Chief of Breast Surgery at RPCI; James Marshall, PhD, Senior Vice President for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences; and Kilian May, MD, Assistant...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:33pm
Dealing with the side effects of cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can threaten self-esteem. To help you cope with this physical change and rebuild confidence, I want to share a few of my top techniques for tying fashionable...
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 1:15pm
This Veterans Day, we join with the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) to honor our veterans in the best way we know how - by providing them with potentially life-saving information about cancer.
Many veterans are at higher risk for cancer, particularly lung cancer, than civilian populations because of increased exposure to both tobacco and other carcinogens. Because of this...
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