Entries Tagged "Bladder Cancer"

Stay hydrated to reduce risk of bladder cancer

Drinking large amounts of fluids, more than 2.5 liters a day, may decrease men's risk of bladder cancer by 24 percent. Eddie Jiachen Zhou, lead researcher for the study at Brown University, explains that the fluids can flush out potential cancer-causing agents before they can damage tissues and cause cancer.

The study lasted 22 years and included 47,909 men between the ages of 40 and 75. The men were surveyed every four years about the amount of fluids they drank. Those who drank at least 2.5 liters a day decreased their risk of bladder cancer by 24 percent...

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By Josh Kermisch, executive director of WVCI

Posted February 3, 2012

Support groups for cancer patients and caregivers

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute offers FREE support groups for patients and their caregivers. Whether recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or managing your disease, we're here to support you and your loved ones every step of the way. Here are the groups and programs that WVCI offers, as well as others available in the community...
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Posted December 14, 2012

Notable shifts in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancer

Through our partnerships with The US Oncology Network, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center participates in leading-edge research and gives patients access to experimental treatments otherwise unavailable to them. Two USON studies recognized recently by the American Society of Clinical Oncology herald remarkable advances in the way we can approach treatment to metastasized prostate and bladder cancers.

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By Dr. Joseph A. Fiorillo, MD

Posted September 25, 2014