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Prostate Cancer

 

By Hoyt A. “Tres” Childs, III, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is a malignancy arising from the glands within the prostate itself.  The formal name is usually an adenocarcinoma.  There are others sometimes, but they are much rarer. What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? The […]

 

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Androgen Deprivation Therapy: What Is It and When Is It Used?

 

By Harry James “Jim” McCarty, III, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care What is Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)?  Well, first things first, androgens are a class of steroid hormones the body makes naturally.  Androgens are made by the testicles or the ovaries, as well as the adrenal glands – so both males and females […]

 

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Should I Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

 

By Richard Pearlman, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and it accounts for the second highest number of deaths from cancer in men.  According to the CDC, 31,636 men died of prostate cancer in the United States […]

 

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Cancer Screen Week 2021

 

  In 2021, more than 1.9 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.1  View the Cancer Screening Factsheet to discover which common cancers can be potentially diagnosed early through preventive screening and learn when you should consider getting screened.Source: www.CancerScreenWeek.org REFERENCES1.  American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts […]

 

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Profiles in Pink

 

Alliance Cancer Care and Helen Keller Hospital invite you to the 6th Annual Profiles in Pink event to help raise awareness about breast cancer and celebrate the survivors in our community!

 

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Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

 

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  While the disease is prevalent across the country, the screening guidelines are not.  Prostate cancer screenings have always been somewhat controversial because the tests often alert physicians to the presence of cancer, but there is no precise way to determine, definitively, whether the cancer […]

 

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Cancer Screen Week 2020

 

 

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8 Common Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

 

Do you know the warning signs for prostate cancer?  Learning the facts could help save a life.

 

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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 […]

 

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Southern Family Magazine

 

Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg: Treating the entire patient Radiation oncologist Dr. Beth Falkenberg wants her patients involved in the decisions and thought processes of fighting their specific type of cancer. “Fear diminishes with knowledge,” Falkenberg said. Falkenberg practices with the Center for Cancer Care (CCC), which has three locations: Clearview Cancer Institute (CCI) campus in Huntsville, […]

 

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