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Rheta Mankin | Southlakeoncology

Know Your Hereditary Risk Of Suffering From Cancer!!

Apr 3rd 2014 at 6:46 AM

The chances of being affected by cancer can depend on different aspects; such as lifestyle, obesity, smoking, genetics, or could be hereditary. If your parents were diagnosed with cancer, the chances for you to be affected could be higher.

Doctors and scientists have found several treatment methods for curing cancer. People must look for the best oncologists as soon as possible for a higher success rate for a cure. Some of the most efficient and best cancer treatment centers are present in Texas that take the initiative in curing their patients completely. All modern equipment and accessories are available in these centers and patients benefit with the use of this advanced and current technology used to eradicate cancer as soon as possible. The best treatments and therapies like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, facilitate in removing cancer from the body.

There are many different types of cancer treatment; doctors will determine the most beneficial treatment based on the patient’s condition and the stage of cancer. It mainly depends upon the symptoms, the area affected, specifications and the nature of the cancer. Some treatments may include chemotherapy drugs, high dose of chemical drugs that are injected into the body. These drugs when injected into the patient’s body first diffuse into the blood vessels and then kill the infected cells that cause cancer. It is also quite successful in curing prostate cancer. The medicine is designed in such a way that it directly targets the tumour and cures it from the root. This treatment is usually used in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. The treatment may have some side effects such as hair loss, anaemia and a prolonged weakness.

Another technique is radiation therapy, which uses high energy radiation beams directed on the cancer causing cells. Radiation therapy is a gradual process; the radiation slowly reduces the size of the tumour in the cancer affected areas. The treatment is very successful but works only for small tumours. Surgery and radiation therapy can increase the risk of harming the reproductive system of women and if the radiation beam is projected to sensitive parts of the male body then it can also lead to impotency.

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Southlake Oncology is located in the heart of Southlake on Southlake Boulevard. Located adjacent to the beautiful Southlake Town Square our office is on the second floor of the Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist medical office building. Within the clinic our patients will find a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere, an experienced and trained medical staff, and our board certified medical oncology and hematology physicians Dr. James Mackey and Dr. Kiran Kancharla. Southlake Oncology also offers ample and convenient free parking to all of our patients and family members.

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