July 22, 2015
Melanoma develops in the skin cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives color to your skin. It is the most serious type of skin cancer. The cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage occurs to the skin cells that lead to rapid multiplication and the formation of malignant tumors…
October 15, 2014
Endometrial cancer begins in the layer of cells that forms the lining of the uterus. It is sometimes referred to as cancer of the uterus or uterine cancer. The first sign of endometrial cancer can be vaginal bleeding not associated with a woman’s period or menstrual cycle.  Other symptoms can…
October 08, 2014
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to increase awareness the early detection of breast cancer.  Breast cancer, in the early stages, can sometimes present in different ways.  Symptoms could include a change in the size or the shape of the breast, dimpling of breast tissue, inverted…
June 26, 2014
 Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells on the lips, tongue, gums, mouth floor, cheek lining or back of the throat.  A delay in diagnosing the cancer can cause it to spread to the lymph nodes or other areas of the body. An early sign of oral cancer may be the development of a white or red…
May 28, 2014
Osteosarcoma is a common type of bone cancer usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Osteosarcoma develops from an abnormality in the cells involved in growing bone and commonly affects teenage boys or girls who are experiencing a growth spurt. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most kids…
December 05, 2013
Ovarian canceris a disease in which cells of a woman's ovaries grow abnormally or out of control, and spread to other areas of the body. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Women of any age are at risk for ovarian cancer, but older women are…
October 28, 2013
Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer-related fatalities and it is estimated it will cause more than 50,000 deaths in 2013.  Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, benign or non-cancerous clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps…
August 07, 2013
  In a strange case of a “vanishing” ovary, Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a $2.4 million medical malpractice award for the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The husband of Sharon Zawatski filed suit against a surgeon and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center claiming her…
May 15, 2013
Botched cancer surgery verdict upheld  Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a medical malpractice verdict in the odd case of a missing ovary and a woman who died of cancer. In a civil lawsuit against a doctor and Geisinger Medical Center, the husband of Sharon Zawatski claimed negligence because…
January 30, 2013
The Washington Hospital in western Pennsylvania said it would review at least 500 Pap smear slides after one woman claimed the hospital's pathologists misread her tests for five consecutive years. A later review of the woman’s slides revealed a clear progression from pre-cancerous cells to an…