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 »

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 »

START’s Dr. Steven Kalter Weighs In On ASCO Conference

START Center oncologist Dr. Steven Kalter weighed in on some of the most important aspects of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference that kicks off in Chicago this week on June 5th. This is the industry’s largest cancer conference, drawing some 30,000 oncologists and oncology professionals. One sure sign that the War on Cancer…Read More »

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

During the spring and summer months, people are more likely to reach for shorts, tank tops and bathing suits before heading outside. Clothes that offer less coverage means more skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. This puts you at a higher risk of sunburn, premature aging and melanoma. If you spend any time…Read More »

What is Stereostatic Radio Surgery and How Can it Help You?

There has been much advancement in cancer research and treatment options over the years. One of the most notable technologies is Stereostatic Radio Surgery. Stereostatic Radio Surgery (SRS) is only possible because of highly advanced technologies that deliver a maximum dose of radiation within a targeted tumor area while minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy…Read More »

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Warning Signs of Colon Cancer

Each year there are approximately 95,000 new cases of colon cancer in the United States alone. Aside from skin cancers, it is the third most common cancer diagnosed each year. While this type of cancer has a high mortality rate, more people are getting regular colorectal cancer tests, which helps doctors identify and remove colorectal…Read More »

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