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Posted: May 21, 2024

Explaining the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Models

How online tools can play a role in maintaining breast health

With a quick series of questions, these online models can help determine a woman’s breast cancer risk. But how reliable are they and what role do they play? Sarasota Memorial’s genetic counselors weigh in.

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Posted: Apr 9, 2024

Treating the Whole Patient with Integrative Care Services

Complementary therapies and assistance are just a simple ask away.

Nausea, pain, insomnia, and anxiety can all be distressing side effects of necessary medical care. That’s why Sarasota Memorial’s Integrative Care Program provides a wide-ranging array of complementary therapies and tools to promote comfort and help patients manage these side effects during their hospital stay.

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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 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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