DVO Blog

Dr. Karamlou Diablo Valley Oncologist

Update on Blood Cancer – CLL

Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. There are three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. In most blood cancers, the normal blood cell development process is interrupted by uncontrolled growth of an abnormal or cancerous blood cell.

Urologist Brian Hopkins MD

Walking Keeps Prostate Healthy

We all know that if you want to improve your quality of life, you need to exercise more, eat healthy and maintain an ideal weight, right? Not surprising, new research suggests that exercise both before and after prostate cancer diagnosis can maximize your chances of longer survival.

Knots of Love

Knots of Love

One woman’s love for crocheting, turned from making scarves and hats for friends and family, to crocheting beanies and caps for cancer patients.

superhero chemo bag

Superhero Serum

Small acts of kindness are sweet reminders that no one fights cancer alone. Your doctors, nurses, family and friends are all a team, supporting you.

Dr. Tiffany H. Svahn

Changes to Cancer Screening Guidelines

In the US, the death rate from cancer is declining. We attribute this reduction in part to more effective and aggressive screening guidelines. In fact, our lifetime probability of developing cancer (all sites) for men is 1-in-2 and for women the probability is 1-in-3.

Dr. Tiffany H. Svahn

Breast Cancer: Not Just a Female Disease

Breast cancer is simply cancer that forms within the breast tissue. Though breast cancer is most commonly thought of as a women’s disease, male breast cancer does occur, at much lower rates.

Dr. Jewel Johl

A Hidden Jewel in Our Community

We tell every patient about the terrific services and programs available through the Cancer Support Community (CSC) in Walnut Creek. The work they do for our patients is incredibly valuable.

Dr. Rahman

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: A Growing Epidemic

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. The vast majority of skin cancers (over 90%) are of the non-melanoma variety, with most being basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).