Managing Cancer

Managing Cancer

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September 24, 2015 10 min

An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be life-changing. Renowned oncologist, Dr. Maurie Markman, can help you better understand the early warning signs.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we’re here to help you and your loved ones make a more informed treatment decision.Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, which are two almond-shaped glands located on either side of the uterus. The ovaries produce the female hormones, estrog... Read more

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The early symptoms of lung cancer may be a slight cough or shortness of breath, depending on which part of the lung is affected.It’s the leading cancer killer of men and women in America, but only 15 percent of lung cancers are caught in the early stages.So, the right diagnosis, targeted treatment, and genetic testing are critical.Dr. Daniel Nader discusses lung cancer and how Cancer Treatment Centers of America® can help find the ... Read more

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September 8, 2015 8 min

Immunotherapy (also called biological therapy and biotherapy) uses the body's immune system to fight cancer.Immunotherapy has been a popular topic, ranging from its involvement in this year’s Emperor of All Maladies to recent groundbreaking presentations at ASCO. Dr. Glen Weiss, Director of Clinical Research at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center, explains how immunotherapy can help a silenced imm... Read more

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America, CTCA®, uses leading technology to aggressively treat cancer.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we provide state-of-the-art cancer care in a welcoming environment, so the patient and their family members can focus on healing.CTCA® uses leading technology to aggressively treat cancer. At the same time, we support patients with nutrition and other therapies, because we know that managi... Read more

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Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid (lymph) is retained in the tissue and causes swelling (edema), often in the arms or legs.Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid (lymph) is retained in the tissue and causes swelling (edema), often in the arms or legs. The swelling occurs when a blockage in the lymphatic system prevents the fluid from draining adequately.Lymphedema is often classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphe... Read more

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Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid (lymph) is retained in the tissue and causes swelling (edema), often in the arms or legs.Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid (lymph) is retained in the tissue and causes swelling (edema), often in the arms or legs. The swelling occurs when a blockage in the lymphatic system prevents the fluid from draining adequately.Lymphedema is often classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphe... Read more

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July 6, 2015 8 min

Every cancer, like every patient, is different.Genomic tumor assessments help identify the DNA alterations that are driving the growth of a particular tumor. As we understand more about these gene mutations, we are better able to provide cancer treatment therapies that specifically target changes in the tumor's genomic profile. Information about genomic changes that are unique to your individual cancer may help us determine treatme... Read more

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and the rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years.According to the American Cancer Society, the rates of pancreatic cancer have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years. Do you know what treatments are available to treat this disease? Dr. Madappa Kundranda, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medica... Read more

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December 23, 2013 8 min

What is hospital medicine? How does it play a role in cancer care? Dr. Matthew Wright answers these questions and explains how he helps patients feel better ASAP.What is hospital medicine? How does it play a role in cancer care? Dr. Matthew Wright, Chief of Hospital Medicine at CTCA in Phoenix, explains how he and his team help patients feel better as soon as possible, while also working to effectively treat their underlying reason... Read more

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October 25, 2013 9 min

For most men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are many treatment options. How do you decide which one is best for you?.For most men diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are many treatment options. How do you decide which one is best for you?.In recent years, there have been many advances in prostate cancer treatment technology, such as robotic surgery, targeted GPS-guided radiation, and major advances in chemotherapy, hormone... Read more

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Advances in breast cancer treatment have paved the way for treating many types of cancer.Advances in breast cancer treatment have paved the way for treating many types of cancer. Today, treatments are individualized to each patient's unique tumor and cancer type.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), the goal is to empower women with knowledge, so that they can make a more informed treatment decision. A breast cancer diagn... Read more

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October 25, 2013 9 min

Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of men and women with bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.The treatment of metastatic bone cancer is evolving rapidly; advances in treatment have made it possible to treat metastatic disease mor... Read more

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October 25, 2013 9 min

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Understanding risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Understanding lung cancer risk factors and symptoms can help you make a more informed treatment decision.At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), each patient is provided with a multidisciplinary team of experts th... Read more

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