Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men ages 20-35.

Risk of developing testicular cancer is higher in men who have an undescended testicle, a personal or family history of testicular cancer, or an HIV diagnosis.

If you have pain, swelling or lumps in your testicles or groin area, you should see a doctor – especially if these symptoms last longer than two weeks.

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Importance of Nutrition for Cancer Patients

Proper nutrition is essential to maintaining good physical and mental health.

At Hematology and Oncology Consultants of PA, we counsel cancer patients on healthy eating as part of our emphasis on caring for the whole person, not just treating cancer.

A balanced and nutritious diet feeds your body with what it needs to stay strong and maintain a healthy body weight. It also can provide you with nourishment your body needs to heal.

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Doctor Al Leal

 

'You Can Call Me Al'

Upbeat, personable, down-to-earth – someone who greets you with a hug and makes you laugh.

That’s how patients describe Dr. Al Leal, who started Hematology and Oncology Consultants of Pennsylvania as a solo practitioner in 2004.

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Doctor Reninger With Patient

 

Is it OK to Seek a Second Opinion? Yes.

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer proceed right to treatment without seeking a second opinion. Sometimes it is because they are afraid they will offend their doctor. Sometimes it is because they are concerned about waiting to start a treatment program.

Is it OK to seek a second opinion? It is. In fact, doctors commonly expect patients to want a second opinion. For certain conditions, some insurance companies may require it.

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