Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?

Look at your body. It’s pretty great, right? Doing all this complicated stuff to keep you alive? Well, your body runs by the grace of a delicate balance, maintaining just the right levels of the materials you need to live — water, salts, oxygen, even your own blood cells. And you already know that getting too little of something — […]

Why We Haven’t Cured Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, between one third and one half of the people in the United States will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes. So scientists, doctors, and the many organizations that fund their research, are what you’d call “motivated” to find a cure. But… they haven’t found one, if you hadn’t heard. Plenty of drugs […]

10 Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

10 Symptoms of Bladder Cancer. The bladder is a balloon-like organ located below the stomach. The kidneys produce the urine that is stored in the bladder. Bladder cancer develops from cancerous cells in the lining of the bladder. These cancer cells then start to grow, forming tumors. If left untreated, bladder cancer can spread to the kidneys, lungs, bones, and […]

6 Early Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Signs of Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of the deadly disease in the United States, it’s responsible for the second most cancer deaths. As with most forms of cancer, though, the key to surviving and beating colorectal cancer is to catch the disease early. That can be accomplished by being knowledgeable about the disease […]

Critical blood cancer treatment now available in Austin

WHEN YOU HAVE CANCER, A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM AND BEING CLOSE TO HOME CAN SOMETIMES BE THE BEST MEDICINE. AND NOW.. FOR THE FIRST TIME, PATIENTS FIGHTING BLOOD CANCER CAN GET A CRITICAL TREATMENT HERE IN AUSTIN. ST. DAVID’S SOUTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER IS THE FIRST TO OFFER ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS. KXAN’S “AMANDA BRANDEIS” INTRODUCES US TO THE FIRST […]

Acute Leukemia Referral Center | Peter McSweeney, M.D. | Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

– We are a referral center for acute leukemia patients from around the region, draining states around Colorado and from within Colorado, of course. Many patients referred here for initial assessment and treatment of their acute leukemia. Acute leukemia’s a very life-threatening disease. It often comes on very fast and requires very strong chemotherapies and very detailed and extended supportive […]

How Will Cancer Pain Affect My Child?

As a parent of a child with cancer, you might be wondering, how will cancer pain affect my child? Factors like the type and stage of cancer and the type of treatments they receive can play a role in how much pain they might experience. Overall, almost half of kids aged ten to eighteen say pain is the most common […]