March Survivorship Newsletter

March Survivorship Newsletter

The Colorado Gynecologic Oncology Specialists are excited to share our March 2021 Newsletter providing patients with new information, upcoming events, and inspiring stories.   

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

For national cancer prevention month we’ve put together a list of some recommendations to reduce the chances of cancer as experts believe that most cancers can often be prevented with recurring lifestyle changes. Continue reading below to learn more about habit changes to prevent cancer.   There are approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed…

Self Care During Cancer

Self Care During Cancer

Creating a personalized self-care routine when fighting cancer can help ease the frustrations that come with treatment and recovery.  Continue reading below to learn more about the importance of self-care during cancer.   The term “self-care” is a buzzword in certain circles, but what does it actually mean, and how do we start doing it? Self-care…

Cervical Precancer Cases have Dropped

Cervical Precancer Cases have Dropped

Cervical precancer cases have dropped since the introduction of the HPV vaccine.  Young men and women between the ages of 13-26 are advised to get the vaccine as soon as possible due to the significant drop in cases as seen in reported results.  Continue reading below for more information on the impact of the vaccine.…

Gut Microbiome Interactions

Gut Microbiome Interactions

A study has suggested that the gut microbiome may influence how cancer patients respond to oral therapies. The way the gut microbiome interacts with some medications could be utilized to improve treatment outcomes for cancer patients in the future. Continue reading below to learn more. A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Colorado Center for Gynecologic Oncology wants to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! This season reminds us of the loved ones who hold a special place in our lives. As we enter the season of giving and thankfulness, we would like to express how thankful we are for all of our patients, staff,…

Using Tattoo Ink to Find Cancer

Using Tattoo Ink to Find Cancer

Using tattoo ink to find cancer may seem too good to be true, but researchers at USC have created new imaging contrast agents that can illuminate cancers and help us detect them sooner using colorful dyes. Continue reading below to learn more. The humble ink in a tattoo artist’s needle could be the key to…

Cancer Patients and The Flu

Cancer Patients and The Flu

In general, people know how to prepare for the flu. But, if you have cancer, the precautions you take for flu season may differ as you’re more at risk for the infection. Continue reading to find out what cancer patients should know in regards to the flu. When it comes to contagious diseases like the…