No survival differences with open or laparoscopic surgery for liver metastases

  • November 20, 2020

In colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases, five-year survival appeared to be similar after laparoscopic or open liver resection in a single-center randomized controlled trial. Learn more from Anton Bilchik, M.D., Professor of Surgical Oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Alex Trebek, RBG, John Lewis: Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Deadly

  • November 13, 2020

Alex Trebek, RBG, and John Lewis were all diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which is one of the deadliest cancers. Dr. Anton Bilchik, a surgical oncologist and professor of surgery at JWCI explains why pancreatic cancer continues to be the most challenging cancer to manage, in an article by Healthline.

The Major Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer — and the Symptoms to Watch For

  • November 10, 2020

Learn about prostate cancer risk factors from Przemyslaw Twardowski, MD, professor of medical oncology and urologic oncology, and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Urology and Urologic Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Breast Cancer Patients Advised Not to Use Supplements During Treatment

  • October 29, 2020

When you’re in treatment for breast cancer, nutrition can be a challenge. Dr. Crystal Fancher, surgical breast oncologist at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s, explains how to stay healthy and obtain essential nutrients through your diet, in an article by Healthline.

Doctors Explain What To Look For During A Breast Self-Exam

  • October 8, 2020

When’s the last time you felt your breasts for lumps? Learn what to look for during a breast self-exam from Dr. Crystal Fancher M.D., surgical breast oncologist at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, by reading the article by Bustle.

7 Expert-Backed Tips on What to Say to a Friend with Breast Cancer

  • October 1, 2020

There are times in life when even the most empathetic person — finds themselves at a loss for words. Learning a friend has breast cancer can be one of them. Dr. Shanthi Gowrinathan, a psychiatrist specializing in both women’s psychiatry and psycho-oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s, shares tips on what to say to a friend with breast cancer in an article by Healthline.

How To Stay Healthy In Areas With Poor Air Quality

  • September 29, 2020

As wildfires continue to cause destruction across the western United States, many Americans are currently living amidst varying degrees of hazardous air quality. Learn how to stay healthy in areas with poor air quality, from Osita Onugha, M.D., assistant professor of thoracic surgical oncology at Providence Saint John’s, along with other medical experts, by reading the Vitamin Shoppe article.

14 Overactive Bladder Treatments Doctors Recommend

  • September 18, 2020

If you frequently have the sudden urgent need to pee, you may have an overactive bladder. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of this urinary condition from Jennifer Linehan, MD, a urologist and associate professor of urologic oncology at JWCI, along with other medical experts, by reading The Healthy article.

Washington’s Ron Rivera diagnosed with cancer, plans to keep coaching

  • August 25, 2020

The Washington Football Team Coach, Ron Rivera was diagnosed with cancer and depending on the origin of the cancer, Rivera could have a number of treatment options. Learn about immunotherapy and other cancer treatments from Dr. Trevan Fischer, surgical oncologist and assistant professor of surgical oncology at JWCI, by reading the Washington Post article.

Can You Get COVID-19 From Secondhand Smoke? Here’s What Experts Say

  • August 13, 2020

Can you get COVID-19 from secondhand smoke? Dr. Osita Onugha, MD, thoracic surgeon and assistant professor of thoracic surgical oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s, explains if you can contract the coronavirus through secondhand smoke in an article by Healthline.