Cancer

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.
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A Team of Cancer Specialists

Sports teams recognize the value of a deep roster—each player has different talents and, together, many parts form a competitive whole. In cancer care, a “deep roster” is equally important. Treating cancer is a complex process with many nuances that sometimes call for specialized knowledge.
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Higher Brain Living: A New Brain. A New Beginning.

Lately I have been thinking about ‘heaven on earth’ and I am wondering how many of us really truly believe this to be a possibility. We say things like, “We want to transform,” and “The world can become a place of joy and abundance and possibility for all.” But do we believe it? Do we truly believe it? What if it were true? What would we do then? What if…