Yearly Exams Key to Finding, Treating and Curing Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer, which is a form of adenocarcinoma, is the most common solid organ cancer in men. Each year, 200,000 men are diagnosed. “Prostate cancer is interesting because it’s very curable when it’s found localized,” said urologist J. Matthew Hassan, M.D. “Since symptoms only present when the cancer has spread, the only way to find […]

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) declared September Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about symptoms, risk factors, prevention and the importance of early detection for all gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer.   Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. While there are many types of uterine cancer, the most common is endometrial cancer, a […]

Robot-Assisted Hernia Repair Speeds Recovery and Eases Pain

An estimated 1 million hernia repairs are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common surgical procedures. Surgeons at Williamson Medical Center are using advanced, robot-assisted surgical techniques to help many of those hernia repair patients avoid a large incision and have less recovery time. Enhanced-view, totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) […]