When you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will be asked to meet with an oncologist in your area to discuss your treatment plan and learn more about cancer management options. An oncology doctor specializes in radiation therapy and may offer several treatment plans for effectively treating cancer.
If you need a local oncologist, we invite you to find one under the find a doctor section above.
By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.
According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that in 2014 almost 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer, and over 200,000 cases will be diagnosed. While doctors recommend regular prostate exams for older men to catch the disease at the earliest possible point, experts in the field of oncology are testing new forms and combinations of cancer treatments that target different stages of progression.
All of the information on LocateADoc.com, (except for information provided by members of the LocateADoc.com community), is either written by health professionals or supported by public health recommendations.