Cancer

Vincent F. Honrubia MD, f.a.c.s the Honrubia Technique™

Born in New York and raised on the west coast of California. Like so many of us, Dr. Honrubia moved to the Valley in search of greater opportunity and, in doing so, brought hope and growth to an underserved region. Dr. Honrubia came at a time when there was limited availability of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) specialists in the area, bringing a certain level of prestige to the Valley’s medical system by earning his degrees through the University of California system and doing his internships at Northwestern University and at Columbus Hospital, both in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the first otolaryngologist to offer advanced endoscopic sinus surgery in the Valley.

Driscoll Children’s Surgical Services Team

“Driscoll is a ground-breaking hospital in South Texas,” Almond said. “Driscoll has always been on the leading edge of everything in South Texas, doing things no other hospital in the area could do. We were the first transplant program in South Texas and it’s a great feeling to know you’re part of something special and something that means so much to the families of this area.”

Andres Sarraga: The Art of Medicine and Surgery

Ever since he was child, Dr. Sarraga has been fascinated by the art and medicine of surgery. His interested budded while watching his grandfather in his earlier years, but really took off when he started spending all of his summers volunteering in the operating room at the Cardiovascular Center in Puerto Rico. It was in that room where he figured this would be what he would be doing for the rest of his life.
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Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer originating from the colon or rectum. In the United States it is the third most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancers) and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. For the year 2015, it is estimated that about 140,000 new cases of CRC will occur. Out of these new cases, approximately 50,000 will result in death. Although CRC is very common in the United States, it is also one of the most preventable cancers due to the fact that many screening modalities are available to detect it at an early stage.

Lung, Prostate, and Colon Cancers Decline Across the U.S., but Colon Cancer Still Expected to Rise in Texas

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2015 Cancer Facts & Figures showing that new cases of the most common forms of cancer, including lung, colon, and prostate, are decreasing across the United States. Cancer prevention and treatment is better today than at any time in history, so it makes sense that increased awareness of these common cancers, combined with early screening and detection, is leading to a decreased number of cases.

Should Girls Who Aren’t Sexually Active Be Vaccinated Against HPV?

The root cause of cervical cancer, the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) can occur in men and women alike, almost half of sexually active individual contracting the virus at some point in their lives. Still, not all carriers show signs of infection; depending on the type of HPV one is infected with, the condition can be asymptomatic or can manifest through warts that appear in the genital area or in the upper respiratory tract.