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Dr. Toufic Kachaamy

March 9, 2022

When should you worry about blood in your stool?

Blood in the stool may be caused by a variety of conditions or diseases, including cancer, that could develop into serious health issues if left untreated.

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Colorectal cancer

March 2, 2022

What’s behind the increase in colorectal cancer cases in young adults?

While overall cases and deaths have declined, especially among older adults, colorectal cancer diagnoses have increased dramatically among young adults.

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February 23, 2022

Advances in treatments changing outcomes for many melanoma patients

Since the emergence of immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors, the prognoses for those with metastatic melanoma have improved considerably.

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February 16, 2022

What’s the difference? Chemotherapy and immunotherapy

Among the most common tools doctors employ are chemotherapy and immunotherapy, cancer-fighting treatments that use very different approaches. How do they differ?

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Cancer disparities

February 15, 2022

Creating a level playing field in the fight against cancer

Disparities in cancer risk, incidences and deaths among Americans span many racial, ethnic and socio-economic lines.

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Men and cancer risk

February 9, 2022

Why men get cancer more than women and how they can manage their risk

Doctors have known for decades that men are more likely to develop cancer than women. Now they may know why.

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Breast reconstruction

February 2, 2022

Now or later: When should you have breast reconstruction surgery?

Should you have breast reconstruction surgery, and if so, is it better to do it right away, or should you wait?

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Omicron variant

January 26, 2022

Get boosted, because the pandemic isn’t over, until it’s over

The COVID-19 omicron variant surge means cancer patients need to continue to fight COVID fatigue, remain vigilant and take steps to avoid infection.

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January 19, 2022

Want to quit smoking? Vaping is not the answer

Many people believe the best way to kick a smoking habit is by transitioning to e-cigarettes. Though this idea has become popularized in recent years, e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative.

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