Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
45 Results Related to "Francine Foss, MD"
Genomics and Cancer Treatment
Learning about a patient's unique genetic makeup so doctors can select effective, personalized treatments is the heart of genomic medicine.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and among the most aggressive of all cancers, but it can be cured if caught in the early stages.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Lymph nodes can be used to determine whether cancer has become metastatic, meaning it’s begun to spread from the original tumor site to other parts of the body.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Whether for screenings, diagnosis, or treatment for yourself or someone you care about, Yale Cancer Center offers multidisciplinary care.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphomas are cancers caused by white blood cells that reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably. Two types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Throat Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Throat cancer can affect either the pharynx or larynx, and there are a variety of different types, based on where the cancer is found.
Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
About 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer occur in the United States each year, most of them in men.
Pediatric Cancer Surgery
Survival rates for children with cancer have risen dramatically, a result of major advances in cancer treatments, including pediatric cancer surgery.
Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Any problem that affects your healthy tissue and organs and arises as a result of cancer treatment is called a cancer treatment side effect.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Chemotherapy or “chemo” can shrink cancerous tumors, prevent cancer from spreading (metastasizing) elsewhere in the body, or relieve discomfort caused by a tumor.
Smoking and Cancer
Stopping smoking makes cancer treatments more effective, lessens treatment complications, and decreases the chances of cancer returning.
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of short- and long-term physical side effects. Rehabilitation can treat the physical side effects of cancer treatment.
It’s important to know that fatigue comes with having cancer and is also a side effect of treatments.
Pulmonary (lung) Metastases