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.
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.
With the rise in breast cancer screening by mammography, more and more women are being diagnosed at an early stage, increasing the need for proper clinical management of early-stage breast cancer.
One woman’s love for crocheting, turned from making scarves and hats for friends and family, to crocheting beanies and caps for cancer patients.
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.
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.
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.
This year, Diablo Valley Oncology and Pacific Urology are honored to have Joe Starkey as the guest speaker for our annual Pints for Prostates event at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.
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.