In the article, Dr. Goldberg, an international leader in gastrointestinal cancer treatment and research, shares his expertise on the importance of getting screened, when screening should begin and key warning signs of colorectal cancer.
Kevin Jonas Sr. was 52-years-old when he had his first colonoscopy and learned he had colon cancer. Doctors recommend beginning screenings at age 50.
“The most common misconception is that people think it will hurt, but with IV anesthesia, people sleep through their colonoscopy and have no awareness of the procedure,” Goldberg told the magazine. He added that he hopes the article featuring his expertise and a second article on Kevin Jonas Sr. encourages more people to get screened.
WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control, in collaboration with the West Virginia Cancer Registry, has released the 2018 Cancer Burden Report. The report provides updated statewide, age-adjusted incidence rates and counts for cancer diagnosed among West Virginia residents from 2011 to 2015.
West Virginia University's Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator.
Brian Boone, M.D., surgical oncologist in the WVU Medicine Department of Surgery and WVU Cancer Institute, performed the state’s first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) infusion. This treatment delivers heated, sterilized chemotherapy to the abdomen as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, or peritoneum.