Tips to Help Fight Skin Cancer

By K. Kenneth Chao, MD   Each year, over 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell, or squamous cell), according to the American Cancer Society. Almost all cases are attributed to unsafe sun exposure habits. Just one burn can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. While our Board Certified Oncologists […]

Cancer Survivorship

June is national cancer survivorship month, and it is a celebration of the advances that we have achieved over the past century against this group of diseases collectively known as cancer. More people are living with a cancer diagnosis each year, and they number in the tens of millions in the United States and worldwide. […]

Life Saving Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Kenneth Chao, MD The basic idea behind cancer screening is to catch it early, before symptoms from the cancer occur. A consistent wisdom in maximizing the chance of curing any form of cancer is if you catch it early, you have the best possibility of success.  While not all cancers lend themselves to be […]

Brain Tumors And Help

New Advances In Cancer Therapies By Tyler Kang, MD; The brain is the master of the body, and we know that diseases that afflict the brain can cause significant problems even if other organs remain functional in a person. Similarly, cancers that affect the brain can cause tremendous difficulties and may lead to rapid death […]

Melanoma and Immunotherapy

By Tyler Kang, MD;                                                      Summer is a time when the warm weather and long days invite sun worshipers to don their swim gear and head out to the beaches, […]

Great American Smokeout Nov. 19-22

Events during Great American Smokeout offer free lung screenings and cessation education  WHAT:        Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will be offering free lung screenings and tobacco cessation education this week as part of the annual Great American Smokeout. The lung screenings or “spirometry” tests provide quick results and can detect the early […]

Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness seminar

San Ramon Regional Medical Center presents a free community seminar on Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 SAN RAMON, Calif. – August 8, 2013- San Ramon Regional Medical Center is presenting a free community seminar, “Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness,” Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The seminar […]

How to prevent cancer

By Gautam Prasad, M.D., Ph.D.                     When I see men and women who were diagnosed with cancer, they frequently ask, “why me?”  Many tell me that they have led healthy lifestyles including engaging in regular exercise, not smoking, and drinking in moderation.  Unfortunately, cancer is the […]

Acupuncture for Cancer Patients

by:  Michael Forrest, MD                                            We are all familiar with the benefits of standard cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.  But, there are also complementary treatments which can help with side effects of […]

Cancer and Bone Density

by Amanpreet Buttar, MD:                                     Osteoporosis literally means “porous” bones. It causes bones to become abnormally thin, weakened, and prone to factures. Postmenopausal women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis as the levels of estrogen, a female hormone […]