On the heels of the latest recommendations by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Dr. Uchenna Njiaju couldn’t be more thrilled with the new guidelines on breast cancer treatment for certain patients that she can begin using right now. Based on the results of a genetic test, now many women with estrogen fueled breast cancer that hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes can safely be spared chemotherapy.
The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) made major headlines recently because of the new guidelines for treatment for certain kinds of breast cancer. I spoke with Dr. Uchenna Njiaju an Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial who tells me “This is huge news for anyone involved in breast cancer care, patients who have breast cancer and the people who treat them."
Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. adults, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but many colon cancers can be prevented with regular screenings. And now, the recommendation for when a person should be screened for colon cancer is changing from age 50 to 45.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death of men in the U.S. Now, a new study is showing that a screening tool, called the IsoPSA test, can more accurately predict a man’s overall risk for developing high-grade prostate cancer.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and there is still lots of work to do when it comes to dispelling the myth that vaping isn’t as harmful as smoking. A team of researchers from the University of California (Study Link) determined that teens who vape, test positive for cancer causing chemicals especially from fruit flavored vaping cartridges.