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Is 19 Years Old Too Young for Stage 4 Colon Cancer or Hospice?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
COLORECTAL CANCER is among the most common malignancies in the US with 95,000 colon and 39,000 rectal cancer cases estimated to occur in 2017.  In patients under the age of 20 however colon cancer is literally 1 in a million.  For one young...
The Cost of Care for Stage 4 Colon Cancer: How Much is Too Much?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Among the most important topics of discussion at cancer meetings today is the cost of cancer care. Terms like “financial...
Mesothelioma Stages and the Importance of Early Detection
This blog article is written by Daniel King who is a content writer for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com, an...
Are Genomic Screening Tests for Cancer "Over Promoted"?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients with a new diagnosis of cancer generally react with a myriad of questions. Is the diagnosis correct? How far advanced?...
For Cancer Patients: Inoperable Does Not Mean Incurable
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Patients, newly diagnosed with cancer confront the news with dread. For many, the worst possible news is that “the cancer is...
For Stage 4 Stomach Cancer Old Drugs May Be Better
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The accelerating pace of scientific discovery, profusion of genetic advances and explosion of big data has led to a sense that...
Stage 4 Colon Cancer: Doctor Heal Thyself
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
One year ago, almost to the day, I was asked to see a very pleasant 67-year-old surgeon.  He was personally referred by the...

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