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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September focuses on ovarian cancer throughout the month with medical providers like the Cancer Center of Southern California providing you with a lot of information and resources about the disease. One of the most important preventive actions you can take against this cancer is self-awareness; so this month, take advantage of the accessible information and  Continue Reading »

Can Physical Activity Lower the Risk for Developing Certain Types of Cancer?

It’s no secret that lifestyle factors like diet, physical fitness, environment, and habits like smoking can play a pivotal role in both the onset and recovery for a number of cancers. While the ability to pinpoint a direct cause for the most common to the rarest forms of cancer remains elusive, there is a great  Continue Reading »

Tips for Safe and Healthy Holiday Travel During Cancer Treatment

Traveling across the country, or even to another part of one’s home state can pose challenges for people in treatment for cancer, particularly around the hectic holiday travel season. But a diagnosis, even for patients currently receiving treatment, does not necessarily mean that taking a scheduled or desired trip is automatically off the table. Have  Continue Reading »

The Relationship Between Hormones and Breast Cancer

As with most forms of cancer, no two cases of breast cancer are exactly alike. Breast tumor behavior can be especially complicated and unpredictable, and the type of breast cancer treatment a patient receives, and potential outcomes will depend in large part on the specific makeup of the breast cancer cells. Hormones and Breast Cancer  Continue Reading »

How To Prevent Cervical Cancer

Ever since HPV (human papillomavirus) was identified as a primary risk factor for cervical cancer, there has been a decrease in cases of this once deadly disease. In having identified the virus’ role in cervical cancer, researchers have been instrumental in developing diagnostics and treatment for the virus. In fact, cervical cancer is now considered  Continue Reading »

Nutrition Tips For Dealing with the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment therapies tend to affect every person differently. While one may experience fatigue and loss of appetite with chemotherapy, another may experience severe nausea and vomiting. Some side effects can be mild, while others can be more debilitating than the illness itself. Maintaining as much physical strength as possible through treatment is an important  Continue Reading »

Which Foods Help Fight Gastrointestinal Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, stomach cancer is no longer one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States and hasn’t been since the late 1930s. While researchers are unsure of the exact cause of the decline in stomach cancer, some doctors believe that healthier diets are at least part of  Continue Reading »

The Link Between a Sedentary Lifestyle and Higher Cancer Risks

As people spend more and more time sitting than at any other point in human history, the health effects and dangers that a sedentary lifestyle can have on a person’s overall well being have started to come to light in recent years, by way of numerous health studies and research into the subject. Can Sitting  Continue Reading »

Overcoming Stage IV Leiomyosarcoma – The Survival Story of One of Dr. Chawla’s Patients

When Dakota Neal was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma in 2005, it changed her life. Not because her doctors concluded that they would have to amputate her leg, which had developed a tumor that ran from the bottom of her knee down to her ankle, and not because the disease lingered  Continue Reading »

Melanoma Prevention Begins in Childhood

Many of us practice sun sensible habits and apply even greater effort during the bright sunny days of summer. Yet, in spite of our diligence, skin cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed form of the disease. Are we overlooking something regarding overexposure to the sun? The specialists at the Cancer Center of Southern California tell  Continue Reading »

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