“You did what to a hot dog?”

Surgical oncologists primarily evaluate and treat patients who have solid tumors. These are cancers that arise in various organs, including the brain, head and neck region, lungs, gastrointestinal system, skin, ovaries, uterus, cervix, kidneys, bladder, prostate, bone, or sarcomas that … Continue reading

I’m Still Around, Doc!

We live in a remarkable time of advances in science and medicine. The human genome has been sequenced and mapped.  Materials and drugs on a nanoscale are being designed and developed to treat cancer, infectious diseases, and other human medical … Continue reading

Payback is a Personal Trainer

There are reams of data regarding the importance of good nutrition and active habits in reducing the risk of developing cancer. Reducing, not eliminating.  As a surgical oncologist I advocate the importance of a healthy lifestyle to my patients to … Continue reading

I’ll Play This Hand

Recently, as I do numerous times every week, I knocked on a clinic exam room door, opened it, and walked in. The tall cowboy put his hands on his knees and slowly unfolded himself from the chair.  He gave me … Continue reading

The Coach

I have played sports throughout my life. Baseball, football, basketball, tennis, soccer, badminton, table tennis, running, cycling and even a short, and impressively painful, stint as a rugby winger.  I would much rather play sports than watch sports.  My wife … Continue reading