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.
A form of wheat germ called fermented wheat germ is a mixture of natural compounds created from an extract made from the fermentation of wheat germ using baker’s yeast to concentrate certain naturally active compounds called benzoquinones.
February is Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. It’s important for women to contact their physician if they experience changes with their body.