Health Blog

Do You Have an Increased Risk of Breast Cancer?

Posted on: October 2, 2019

My mom was 42 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, her sister (my aunt) was 42 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and their brother (my uncle) was in his 50’s when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  I am 42. Working as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner with Diablo… read more

Hair Conservation During Cancer Treatment

Posted on: April 25, 2019

  One of the most common questions patients ask during our discussion of breast cancer treatment is, “Will I lose my hair?” For many women who go through chemotherapy, losing their hair is an unwelcome reminder of their diagnosis. It can cause stress and anxiety, and often negatively affecting their self-image and sense of well-being…. read more

A Bright Update on Melanoma Treatment

Posted on: March 28, 2019

By Dr. Jeffrey Zweig Melanoma skin cancer is unfortunately on the rise worldwide, and is now considered the 5th most common cancer diagnosis in the United States. It is estimated that in 2019, there will be over 95,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in the US and over 7,000 deaths. Luckily, most patients will be… read more

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Colon Cancer

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates that almost 101,420 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. While chemotherapy is still used to prevent recurrence of early stage colon cancer and treatment of advanced/metastatic colon cancer,… read more

Annual Hematology Conference Outlines New Standard of Care for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Posted on: December 27, 2018

By Robert Robles, MD The American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting was held in San Diego at the beginning of December, 2018. An international crowd of 28,000 Hematologists and Oncologists were in attendance. The most important development reported concerned treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common leukemia in North America and Western Europe. A… read more

The Many Faces of Breast Cancer – Full seminar recorded

Posted on: November 15, 2018