Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women. In 2022, almost 20,000 Americans were diagnosed […]
The staff, board, and volunteers of SHAREing & CAREing are indebted to everyone who supported our cancer support services in 2022. We could not have accomplished everything we have this year without […]
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in America, responsible for 12% of all new cancer cases and a disproportionate 21% of all cancer deaths. Not only are patients more likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, but the 5-year survival rate is only 3-64%, depending on the cancer type and stage. Compare that to breast cancer, the most diagnosed cancer in the world, which has a 5-year survival rate of 29-99%.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us for the return of our Annual Benefit & Silent Auction on October 13, 2022. The much-anticipated night, held at the […]
Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, surpassed only by lung cancer and female breast cancer. And unlike many other cancers, rates of liver cancer have increased alarmingly, 72% between 2003 and 2012, with liver cancer deaths increasing more than any other cancer. Most associate liver cancer with alcohol, and while there is certainly a strong link there, one lesser known risk factor that’s almost as easily prevented is infection from viral hepatitis.
Brachytherapy, also called seed implantation, is a type of localized internal radiation therapy that is often used to treat prostate cancer. It can also be used to treat head and […]
Most cases of breast cancer are treated in multiple ways, a combination of treatments that depend on what stage your cancer is in, what type of cancer you have (such as triple-negative), or current or previous health, such as pregnancy, age, family history, previous cancer, or BRCA gene mutation. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of breast cancer treatments.
Hormone therapy, also called endocrine therapy, is a common way to treat breast cancer, Most types of hormone therapy use medications to fight cancer cell growth by limiting estrogen in the body or by limiting its ability to attach to cancer cells.