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Lung Cancer

Did you know twenty-five percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked? While cigarettes are an undeniable cause of cancer, there are other factors that can put even non-smokers at risk. 3 lesser-known causes of lung cancer Lung cancer can affect anyone, so if you think you’re safe from lung cancer because you’ve never smoked,…Read More »

Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

Ovarian cancer affects approximately 20,000 American women each year and ranks fifth in cancer-related deaths among women. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage, before the cancer has had a chance to spread. Ovarian cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stage; later stages may produce non-specific symptoms that…Read More »

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer represents approximately 10 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. The good news is, approximately 90 percent of all prostate cancer cases are detected early, before the disease has had a chance to spread, so the cure rate is very high. Prostate cancer treatment options Some types of prostate cancer…Read More »

Cervical Cancer Treatment

Each year, approximately 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Today, 83 percent of women get a well-woman exam each year to test for uterine or ovarian abnormalities and to screen for cervical cancer. Early cervical cancer typically does not have any outward signs or symptoms, so preventative health screenings are…Read More »

Kidney Cancer Treatment

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with kidney cancer, you want to know your treatment options. As with all cancers, kidney cancer has different levels of severity. Stage I and II cancers are still contained within the kidney and have not metastasized, or spread, to other parts of your body. Stage III kidney…Read More »

The START Center Partners With Wonders & Worries To Help Patients Coping with Cancer Talk to Their Children

The START Center for Cancer Care partnered with Wonders and Worries, a non-profit organization that helps parents with life-threatening illnesses provide support to their children, to open a new office at the START Centers’ San Antonio facility on July 14, 2017. The Wonders & Worries organization, in conjunction with The Children’s Bereavement Center of South…Read More »

Common Cancer Symptoms to Look Out For

Nearly two million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. A substantial portion of these cancers could be prevented through regular health screenings and lifestyle changes. When you know what to look for, you can take steps to protect yourself and your health. What are the most common cancer symptoms? There…Read More »

Understanding Colon Cancer and Colon Cancer Treatment

Approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, however, it’s one of the most curable types of cancer when it’s detected early. Colonoscopies are vital for early detection of colon cancer because most people do not experience any symptoms until the disease has progressed. Generally speaking, men and women should begin colon cancer…Read More »

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