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Genetic Testing for Cancer Treatment

Genetic testing for cancer treatment is an invaluable resource for cancer care. It helps cancer care specialists at The START Center for Cancer Care identify the most effective, individualized treatment for those living with cancer. Our specialists look for specific inherited mutations in your chromosomes, genes and proteins. If harmful mutations are found, your doctor…Read More »

Easing Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

For many people, fighting cancer is an all-consuming journey. It takes physical and mental strength to focus on healing, and to withstand the side effects that go along with cancer treatments. Easing and managing side effects The side effects people endure vary, since each person’s health factors, type of cancer treatment and frequency of treatment…Read More »

Lowering Your Risk for Cervical Cancer

This year alone, an estimated 12,990 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. But by taking the right steps to protect yourself from the human papillomavirus (HPV), you can lower your risk. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. In fact, an estimated 79 million Americans currently have HPV, and each year,…Read More »

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, during which time the public is encouraged to help raise awareness by “waging hope.” Many people take action by urging elected officials to increase research funding, participating in events and activities, or connecting with others through caregiver and survivor support groups. Pancreatic cancer quick facts Here’s why it’s so…Read More »

Cancer Care Catered to You

The complexities of cancer have pressed scientists to dig deeper into the inner workings of human cells to pinpoint cancer’s causes. It’s taken decades, but advances in basic science, technology, therapeutics and the understanding of the genetic causes of cancer have made personalized cancer care possible. Personalized cancer care is here Is it possible to…Read More »

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Through heightened awareness about early detection, and the development of excellent treatment options, survival rates for breast cancer have increased. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, when breast cancer is detected early, in its localized stages (has not spread…Read More »

Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Diagnosis and Treatment

Blood cancers can be rooted in the bone marrow (where blood is produced), in the blood, or in the lymph nodes. There are three types of blood cells: Red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Most blood cancers occur when normal blood cell development is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal blood cell…Read More »

Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms, Stages and Treatment

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers that affect women today. Even in its early stages, it rarely reveals symptoms. Yet in its advanced stages, the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be so generic, they are often diagnosed as common constipation or an irritable bowel problem. Key symptoms of ovarian cancer The signs are…Read More »

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