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Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Makes a Big Difference

Colorectal cancer affects over 130,000 people each year in the United States. In late stages, colon and rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat, and the prognosis to recovery is not optimistic. With early detection, however, more treatments are available,...

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Makes a Big Difference

Colorectal cancer affects over 130,000 people each year in the United States. In late stages, colon and rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat, and the prognosis to recovery is not optimistic. With early detection, however, more treatments are available,...

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Palliative Surgery as Advanced Cancer Treatment

Palliative care isn't just about making you comfortable if you have a life-threatening and incurable disease. Although not a cure, when you are in an advanced stage of cancer, palliative surgery can offer relief by helping to manage your symptoms, which can then...

Are You Morbidly Obese? Bariatric Treatment Can Help

If you’re unsure whether you qualify as overweight, obese, or morbidly obese, you should visit your doctor for a physical. Your doctor can measure body fat in many ways. One of the most common ways people measure body fat is with the Body Mass Index (BMI), based on...