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Some Things Can Wait. Colorectal Cancer Doesn’t.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and second-leading cause of death, taking 50,000 lives each year. However, thanks to years of raising awareness and education, there are currently over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors alive in the U.S. With the goal of keeping this number rising, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

From Cancer Patient to Survivor: Judy’s Journey

In the mid-1990s, Judith “Judy” Hogan felt a lump on the back of her neck. Judy’s dermatologist at the time diagnosed her with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that can be caused by numerous factors, including smoking and sun exposure, and had it removed. More than…

UF Health Cancer Network earns national accreditation for quality care

The UF Health Cancer Network, comprising UF Health and the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, has received a full accreditation by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. The UF Health Cancer Network is one of seven facilities in the…

Welcoming three new oncologists

The Division of Hematology and Oncology recently welcomed three new members to their team. Ke Ning, M.D. is the newest faculty member within the division. Dr. Ning is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ning is a board-certified…

Tobacco Free Florida Visit

Tobacco use is the greatest preventable cause of death, cancer and illness in the U.S., and it is particularly problematic in rural and low-income adults. University of Florida Researcher Jesse Dallery, Ph.D., and his team developed and are now evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of a…

Grand Adventure: Tumor treatment ensures hike happens

David had conquered the 21-mile hike four times before, and he had logged numerous hours of training in preparation for this latest trek. But this time, something wasn’t right. The day before the hike, David felt severe head pain. He had been experiencing bad headaches for the past few weeks,…

When battling sarcoma, is proton therapy a secret weapon?

Many sarcoma patients require high doses of radiation as part of their curative treatment, and sarcoma can be an ideal candidate for proton therapy. This is a special type of radiotherapy used for cancer treatment that can spare normal tissue in the body from receiving radiation, resulting in fewer and…