Want more information on breast cancer, types of chemotherapy treatments or chemotherapy side effects?  Get up to date information on cancer care and treatment from oncologists, nurses and cancer patients and survivors from these cancer education videos. Oncology Associates strives to add cancer information videos to our site each month so that patients and caretakers may learn more about cancer from oncologists as well as other patients.

Find More Information About Various Cancer Topics Below

About Multiple Myeloma Cancer

Muliple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that takes place within the plasma cells that are located within the bone marrow. When plasma cells are healthy, these plasma cells make special proteins called [...]

Xofigo a New Prostate Cancer Treatment

Xofigo ( or its generic trade name radium – 223 dicholoride ) is an FDA approved cancer drug treatment for patients who have a late stage prostate cancer that has spread to the patient’s bones, [...]

Keytruda a New Melanoma Cancer Treatment

Keytruda is a recent FDA approved skin cancer drug for the treatment for malignant melanoma. Developed by Merck, Keytruda is the trade name and it’s generic name is pembrolizumab. Keytruda is approved for the [...]

Understanding Immunotherapy Treatment

Understanding Immunotherapy Treatment Immunotherapy, sometimes referred to as biologic therapy, is a newer form of cancer treatment that works to boost the patient’s immune system to fight their cancer. The immune system is [...]

What are Clinical Trials?

Are Clinical Trials an Option for You? Cancer research is a very important step in helping us find a cure for cancer. One form of this research comes from conducting clinical trials, which [...]

What is Prostate Cancer?

What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer for men, with skin cancer being the most common. While the disease is common, and only affects men, the [...]

What is Lymphoma Cancer?

Lymphoma is a blood cancer that originates within the infection fighting cells of the patient’s immune system. These cells are referred to as lymphocytes and they are a type of white blood cell [...]

Lynparza a New Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Lynparza a New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Lynparza (olaparib) is a recently FDA approved targeted cancer treatment for certain types of advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes. Advanced cancer by definition means [...]

Staying Aware of Melanoma Cancer

What is Melanoma Each year over 76,000 patients will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. Though melanoma is much less likely to be diagnosed than other types of skin cancers, such as basal [...]

Understanding Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is generally thought of as a disease that only affects women, but it’s not. Men can get breast cancer too. In the United States, roughly 1 percent of all breast cancer cases [...]

Hematology and Blood Cancer

Because a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most emotional times in a patient’s life, many patients are often overwhelmed as they initially gather information regarding their cancer. In regards to blood cancers [...]

What is Ovarian Cancer?

While Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer among women, it’s also one of the most difficult to screen for early detection. Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth that may take place in [...]

You Are Not Alone in the Chemo Room

Bringing People Together in the Chemo Room The chemotherapy room, or chemo room, is a place where many cancer patients go to find medical treatment for their cancer. The chemo room is also [...]

How Breast Cancer Drug Ibrance Works

The new breast cancer drug Ibrance (palbociclib) is showing promise as a hormone based cancer treatment for advanced breast cancer. This new treatment is intended to help breast cancer patients who are post menopausal [...]

Hair Loss from Chemotherapy

Hair loss is a possible side effect that many patients may experience during their cancer treatment when undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This side effect depends mostly on the type of chemotherapy and the amount given. [...]

Genetic Cancer Testing

Genetic Cancer Risk Evaluation What is the likelihood that you will get cancer? As more and more people are live longer, cancer is becoming a more common disease. In fact, most people have [...]

Understanding Lung Cancer

What Is Lung Cancer Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. It also accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths and roughly over 228,000 new cases of lung [...]

What is Chemo Brain?

Cancer patients sometimes experience mental cloudiness during and even after their cancer treatment. While patients often refer to this feeling of forgetfulness as having a “chemo brain” moment, new studies confirm that the memory [...]

Chemotherapy Treatment Side Effects

While chemotherapy treatment for cancer helps kill fast growing cancer cells, the treatment often also kills healthy cells, as the chemo drugs usually must travel throughout the body to fight the cancer. Damage to [...]

Colon Cancer Awareness Should be All Year

While March is generally considered colorectal cancer awareness month, awareness of colon and rectal cancer should be year-round. Colorectal cancer, which includes both colon cancer and rectal cancer, is the second most leading cause [...]

How Herceptin Cancer Treatment Works

Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targets HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Herceptin (trastuzumab) is an approved cancer treatment for certain breast, stomach and esophagus cancers that are HER2-positive – positive for the Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor [...]

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