12017May
Skin Cancer Seminar In Lafayette

Skin Cancer Seminar In Lafayette

  Come and experience the Many Faces of Skin Cancer, an event focusing on one of the most preventable cancers. Join an engaging panel of medical experts as they offer insights in the latests information on prevention, risk factors, new treatment options including immunotherapy, and explore the unique issues of skin cancer survivors. Lafayette Library…

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292017Mar
Can a Virus Cause Cancer?

Can a Virus Cause Cancer?

The term “head and neck cancer” refers to a variety of tumors that occur in the mouth, throat, larynx (voice box), nose, and sinuses. Thyroid cancer usually belongs to a separate category of head and neck cancer and is treated differently.  Excluding thyroid cancer, H&N cancers account for approximately 3 percent of all cancers in the…

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162017Mar
Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening for Free! The free screening is just by appointment only, so make sure to call the number below in advanced.  Screenings performed by Arash Mohebati, MD a board certified general surgeon who specializes in head and neck oncologic surgery. Make an appointment by calling 925-933-0984.

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142016Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Not so many years ago, a patient went to surgery not knowing whether she would wake up with her breast or if it would be removed. She would have biopsy under general anesthesia to remove a lump in the breast, determine if it was cancer, and then if it was cancer, almost always undergo a…

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142016Sep

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

 Thyroid nodules are very common, and up to 60% of the population have thyroid nodules based on imaging studies such as ultrasound; however, more than 90% of those nodules are benign. 62,000 new patients will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016 according to the American Cancer Society. Two out of three thyroid cancers are…

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142016Jul

Inguinal Hernia

A hernia means that some part of the contents from within the abdominal cavity – some fat or sometimes a part of the intestine — protrudes through an abnormal opening or weakness in the muscles of the abdominal wall. An inguinal hernia is a bulge that develops through a weakened area in the groin. The…

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142016Jun

Cardiovascular Disease & Men’s Health

In June, we celebrate Men’s Health Awareness Month. This tradition began in 1994 in coordination with Father’s Day to increase awareness of men’s health issues. Three important and closely related issues which directly affect men are cardiovascular health, nutrition, and obesity. Cardiovascular disease is a broad term that describes diseases affecting the heart and blood…

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142016Jun

What are Gallstones?

Have you ever had pain in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen under your rib cage? Or pain in the upper abdomen after you eat? If so, you may have had symptoms from gallstones. Gallstones are actual stones that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that rests beneath the right…

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