October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized across the country during the month of October.  It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  The national campaign also offers information and support to

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

Summer is officially over and fall is here.  Although the summer activities have halted for the year, it doesn’t mean you need to stop your sunscreen routine.  Sunscreen should been worn year-round for protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Another good end of the season skin tip is to perform a skin self-exam. According to

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for

Sunscreen: Your Skin’s Best Friend

Summer is still in full swing.  The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and people are spending time outside.  While all the fun in the sun activities are a good time, they are also exposing you to ultraviolet radiation from the sun which puts you at risk for getting skin cancer. Skin cancer is

Alliance Cancer Care to upgrade cancer care in southeastern U.S. with Elekta solutions

HUNTSVILLE US — Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that Alliance Cancer Care (ACC) has acquired advanced treatment and software solutions to best serve patients receiving treatment at their four sites in the Huntsville and Decatur areas. The technology will be equipped to optimize patient care with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and stereotactic body

Alliance Oncology Forms Joint Venture with Center for Cancer Care and Huntsville Hospital Health System

Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIQ) (the “Company”, “Alliance”, “we” or “our”), a leading national provider of outsourced radiology, oncology and interventional services, announced that its oncology division, Alliance Oncology, has signed a joint venture agreement with physician partners from the Center for Cancer Care and the Huntsville Hospital Health System, one of the nation’s

Mastectomy may have less benefit than lumpectomy

According to a new study among early stage breast cancer survivors, those who receive a lumpectomy plus radiation and those who have a mastectomy both have similar rates of survival. The latest research indicates the more invasive surgery isn’t necessarily the better option. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports. WATCH VIDEO