Whether it’s a predisposition to cancers or another type of disease, genetic tests simply show the potential hidden within your genes. Depending on the results, therapies can be developed to help prevent development by early detection.
Many people seek a genetic test for the benefit of their family members, or even their children. Family history, depending on your mother or grandmother’s genetic history can drive that decisions. Listen in on how to prepare properly.
Pregnant women, or people with heart disease or cancer in their family are some examples of people who could benefit from genetic testing. Answering questions about future ailments or discovering unknown genes are sometimes the outcomes.
As cancer cases continue to increase, SMH plans to expand the existing team of experts in the near future. Making sure that the patient’s care plan is smooth and time efficient will be an important part of the new Institute for Cancer Care
When SMH’s new Institute opens, it will provide a place for the entire cancer team to work on the individual patient’s care. The continuum of care will include all of the supportive care programs that currently exist – all in one place.
Sarasota Memorial will open a new facility called The Institute for Cancer Care. Slated to open in a couple of years, the new facility will provide comprehensive care for the cancer patient.
If a suspicious mass is discovered, there are steps to help identify the nature of the lesion – either benign or malignant. Biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies are some of the different procedures involved in identifying the suspicious area.
While strict in nature, the diet in the Ornish program is designed to reverse heart disease. Also, it positively affects the chances of developing cancer, depression and other health related issues.
Cancer is like a virus – once it gets into the lymph nodes and makes new cancer cells. With chemotherapy and it’s advancements in the past 20 years along with the advent of robotic surgery – prognosis is much better about extending a patient’s life.
We hear about Mr. Fred Perrotta’s story, from the first sign of jaundice all the way through the operation. And now in chemo, Mr. Perrotta is a cancer survivor story!
When an advanced cancer is detected, help navigating through all the information and statistics can be overwhelming. Gastrointestinal Oncologist Kenneth Meredith, MD, explains what can be expected when pancreatic cancer is diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer, as one of the top 3 causes of cancer related-deaths, occurs in about 1 in 20 patients. One of the difficulties with diagnosing the cancer is how many of the patients are not presenting symptoms. Listen and find out more about symptoms & the causes of pancreatic cancer.
A newly offering at SMH program, from a Harvard physician and cancer survivor, helps cancer survivors thrive and an increased quality of life.