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.
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).
In recognition of Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness, we are partnering with Dr. Arash Mohebati from Walnut Creek Surgical Associates to provide free visual screenings on April 22.