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Posted: Mar 26, 2024

What Is A “Tumor Board”?

How multidisciplinary care conferences engineer better outcomes for cancer patients

Cancer is a complex disease. In fact, it’s not one disease at all, but many different diseases grouped under one umbrella term. To treat the most difficult cancers, the best physicians work as part of a much wider team.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2024

Ask An Expert: The Basics of Heart Failure

With Sarasota Memorial Cardiologist Thomas Archer, MD

Nearly 6.5 million adults in the United States are living with heart failure. And it contributes to nearly 400,000 deaths every year. But as widespread as this condition is, heart failure is also very preventable and highly treatable. We asked an expert to learn more.

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Posted: Mar 5, 2024

Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Screening & Treatment

With Colorectal Surgeon Sam Agarwal, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer for both men and women in America. And according to recent studies, it’s a disease affecting more and more young people. However, a concerning characteristic of colorectal cancer is its ability to appear without symptoms at all. Learn more and stay on top of screenings.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024

Cancer Care & Cardiotoxicity

When it comes to cancer, even the treatment can be hard on the heart.

Many have heard of fatigue, hair loss or nausea accompanying chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. Probably lesser known, but perhaps more serious, is something called cardiotoxicity—cardiovascular damage that can occur following certain types of treatment.

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Posted: Feb 20, 2024

All About Lung Cancer Screening

The little-known, lifesaving test everyone should be aware of

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, claiming roughly as many lives each year as prostate, colon and breast cancer combined. But while we do have a way to screen for lung cancer—and catching lung cancer early greatly increases the patient’s chances—only a small percentage are taking advantage.

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