What is an Oncologist?

Oncologists treat, work to prevent and diagnose cancer. Teams of medical professionals such as surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and organ specific oncologists meet to come up with the best plan to treat an individual patient based on their physical, emotional and social needs. Prevention has been successful in reducing the rates of cancer. Excessive tobacco and alcohol use have been proven to cause cancer. People should also use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer.

Oncology Articles

Breast Cancer and chemotherapy

Is Chemo Necessary for Breast Cancer?

As physicians learn more about the makeup of breast cancer cells, longtime ideas about how to treat breast cancer are shifting. The type of breast cancer cells is driving treatment plans and leading breast cancer doctors to forgo chemotherapy in some... Continue Reading

Photo for article - "Cervical Cancer: The Importance of Prevention and Early Detection"

Preventing Cervical Cancer

The incidence of cervical cancer, once one of the most common causes of death in women, has dropped by 70 percent in the past 30 years, primarily because of the screening test known as the pap smear. However, Dr. Jacqueline Moore of Women's... Continue Reading

Women Who Battled Breast Cancer... and Won (article graphic)

Breast Cancer Survivors

Dr. Debbie Byron had a biopsy in February 2016 that showed negative results, but, due to the troublesome looks of the lesion, she underwent an excisional biopsy and a partial mastectomy in May 2016. Results a few days later found invasive ductal... Continue Reading

3D Mammography, Selenia Dimensions System being used to screen a patient

3D Mammograms: The Next Level

Everyone knows someone affected by breast cancer. Whether it be an immediate family member, friend or colleague, statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the pervasive disease in their lifetime. The good news is that tremendous progress... Continue Reading

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