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Finding New Solutions in the Fight Against Cancer Through Research
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Finding New Solutions in the Fight Against Cancer Through Research

While the most overt cancer research news usually comes from efforts to derail the progression of the deadly disease, research into the development of alternative pathways to finding an ultimate solution to cancer often go unnoticed or fail to receive the same level of notice among the public. Advances are being made in new techniques...

Gene Therapy. A New Frontier in Medical Innovation
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Gene Therapy. A New Frontier in Medical Innovation

Cancer is a disease that is experienced by young and old and by every economic and social segment of the world populace. At some point in everyone’s life, cancer will affect us individually, a member of our family or one or many of our friends and acquaintances. The American Cancer Society projects there will be...

The Best in Cancer Care Across the Community
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The Best in Cancer Care Across the Community

Healthcare and access to quality healthcare is a critical issue for individuals whether healthy or recently diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Most patients have experienced a private medical practice being merged into a large healthcare system and often don’t understand how that will impact their care. While large specialized health centers can promise to offer...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Around the World
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Around the World

Billed as the most common cancer in women, breast cancer is impacting the lives of one in eight women in the United States. The second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer, breast cancer most commonly occurs in women 50 years of age and older. Breast cancer is caused by a genetic...

Cancer Research: Not Always an Exact Science
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Cancer Research: Not Always an Exact Science

It is the question most frequently asked of doctors by patients who have just received a diagnosis of cancer, “Why me?” It is usually asked by those who thought they were living a healthy lifestyle and had little expectation of receiving the devastating news. Others may have been aware of near or distant family members...

Targeted Radiation Therapy Effective For Breast Cancer Patients
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Targeted Radiation Therapy Effective For Breast Cancer Patients

A new cancer research project funded by the United Kingdom is revealing some very positive results for breast cancer patients. The study (IMPORT LOW trial), led by The Institute of Cancer Research, London and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre indicates that breast “cancer patients who received radiotherapy targeted at the original tumor site experience...

Lung Cancer Fact Sheet
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Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

Lungs are vital organs – we need our lungs to oxygenate every cell in our body so that they can each function harmoniously together. When our lungs are compromised by disease and poor health, the rest of our body suffers. That’s why lung cancer is such a devastating and deadly disease. As the name suggests,...

Support Groups Can Help Cancer Patients Regain Sense Of Normalcy
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Support Groups Can Help Cancer Patients Regain Sense Of Normalcy

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most traumatic and stressful moments of a lifetime. Often the unknown aspects of treatment and the potential outcomes can trigger strong emotional feelings of shock and anger. The sense of “why me” is often a common initial experience for many cancer victims when they are informed...