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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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Posted: Feb 13, 2024

Get With The (Ornish) Program

Reversing heart disease through diet and lifestyle

Through diet, exercise and stress reduction, learn to slow or reverse heart disease without relying on medication or surgery.

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Posted: Feb 6, 2024

Ask An Expert: All About Aortic Aneurysms

With Cardiovascular Surgeon Kristen Walker, MD

The aorta is the largest, strongest blood vessel in your body. But sometimes, due to age, genetics or poor cardiovascular health, even it can fail. There are no symptoms of an aortic aneurysm, and complications can be fatal, earning this condition the rather infamous name: “the silent killer.”

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