Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
In this Article
- Cancer facts
- What is cancer?
- What causes cancer?
- What are cancer symptoms and signs?
- What are the different types of cancer?
- How is cancer diagnosed?
- How is cancer staging determined?
- What is the treatment for cancer?
- What is the prognosis for cancer?
- Can cancer be prevented?
- Where can people find more information about cancer?
- Find a local Oncologist in your town
Where can people find more information about cancer?
There are many ways a person can find more information about cancer, but if they have any immediate concerns about having cancer, their first source of information should be their doctor. In addition to the references listed at the end of this article, the following is a list of information sources that are well recognized as authorities for cancer information by most clinicians:
- National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)
- American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/index)
Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology
Switzerland. World Health Organization. "Cancer." Feb. 2011. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/index.html>.
United States. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. "Cancer Fact Sheet." Aug. 30, 2002. <http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/com/cancer-fs.html>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control. "Human Papillomavirus (HPV)." Sept. 22, 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/hpv/>.
United States. National Cancer Institute. "Cancer Genetics." <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/genetics>.
United States. National Cancer Institute. "Cancer Vaccines." Aug. 4, 2010. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/cancer-vaccines>.
United States. National Cancer Institute. "Common Cancer Types." Nov. 4, 2010. <http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers>.
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