Category: Cancer Screening

Positive News in Breast Cancer Rates

Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers in women and often develops during a very busy period of a woman’s life.   Fortunately, between office based breast exams and regular mammograms, we’ve made a lot of headway in catching the disease at earlier and earlier stages.   But recently there’s been good news on the […]

Impact of the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine has been around now for fifteen years.  It’s now recommended for everyone from age 9 to 26, and also for some adults between 27 and 45.  The vaccine is a series of three shots over 6 months and helps women and men to develop immunity against the HPV virus.  This allows protection […]

The Link Between Microbiome And Cancer

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Can We Prevent Some Types Of Cancer By Changing Our Microbiome? The term “microbiome” applies to the combination of all of the gene sequences from a population of microbes in the human body. High-throughput DNA amplification and sequencing technologies of the microbial communities […]

July Is Sarcoma Awareness Month

Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty What Should We Know About The “Forgotten Cancer” Why do we have a Sarcoma Awareness Month?  Simply, sarcoma is still considered to be the “forgotten cancer.”  Efforts to encourage research and drug development are made more challenging due to a lack of awareness […]

Cervical Cancer And How To Prevent It

Causes And Prevention Of Cervical Cancer Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty   Each year, more than 13,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Up until recently, cervical cancer was one of the head causes of cancer-caused deaths for women in the United States. “It’s essential […]

The Underlying Link Between Cancer And Beauty Products

Cancer And Cosmetics- The Chthonic Connection Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty The chemicals in cosmetics are meant to make us look and feel better, but the research heavily implies that some of these chemicals can lead to a heightened risk of the development of cancer. Because personal care […]

Delays In Surgery And Treatment Because Of COVID-19

Delays Of Surgeries Seem To Be Non-Life-Threatening For Women With Early-Stage Disease Guest post from Dr. Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Through the early weeks and months of COVID-19, when hospitals were arranging to deal with a rush of patients, all elective surgeries — which included early-stage breast cancer surgeries — were […]

US Cancer Mortality Rate Sees Record Decline

As the second leading cause of death, cancer has always been viewed as an indestructible, vicious disease that has inflicted physical, emotional, and financial strain on individuals, families, and communities worldwide. The war against cancer has been long-standing; however, recent statistics suggest that we could have an eventual victory. The American Cancer Society reports that […]

Alcohol use linked to cancer – How does alcohol raise cancer risk?

By Shyamali Singhal, MD Surgical Oncologist Founder of Hope & Beauty Dr. Singhal’s Insight On Alcohol Abuse And Recurrence Of Cancer Frequent alcohol misuse can have various outcomes, helpful or harmful, on the health of the consumer. For example, light-to-moderate alcohol consumption. may shield against several types of heart conditions and stroke. On the other hand, substantial […]

The Imperfect Screening Technology for Breast Cancer

Imagine the sheer anxiety of waiting for your mammogram results to come in only to realize that it is not conclusive and that more tests need to be done for a breast cancer diagnosis. The screening for breast cancer is so limiting due to the resolution of the imaging we use today, and can sometimes […]