NMCC aggressively manages cancer and the side effects of the disease and treatment to help patients feel better and spend more time at home. We offer treatment until 6 p.m. during the week and from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends so our patients don't have to seek care in the ER.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capeci... Continue Reading
Many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. Learn more about how making healthy lifestyle choices can help reduce your risk of cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated one out of every three cancer deaths in the United States is linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition, and/or physical inactivity. These factors are all related and may all contribute to cancer risk, but body weight seems to have the strongest evidence linking it to cancer. Excess body weight contributes to as many as one out of five of all cancer-related deaths.
Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. However, half of cervical cancers occur among women rarely or never screened for cancer, and another 10%–20% of cancers occur among women who were screened but did not receive adequate follow-up care. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.