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Plan of Action for Cancer Diagnosis
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Plan of Action for Cancer Diagnosis

No one ever wants to be told they have cancer. It is something we all fear and dread. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you are probably experiencing a flood of emotions, and you are probably wondering what’s next. There is no denying that cancer is devastating news, but it does not mean your...

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in The U.S.
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Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in The U.S.

Continuing a positive trend for the last two decades, cancer death rates declined again last year. According to annual statistics reported from the American Cancer Society, the cancer death rate for men and women combined has fallen 26% from its peak in 1991. This decline translates to nearly 2.4 million deaths averted during this time...

Cervical Cancer Info Sheet
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Cervical Cancer Info Sheet

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 13,240 new diagnosed cervical cancer cases in the U.S. for 2018. To help increase your chances of preventing it, detecting it early and treating it quickly for a better prognosis if you are diagnosed with it, be sure to get as much cervical cancer info as you...

Early Detection and Treatment May Prevent Cervical Cancer
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Early Detection and Treatment May Prevent Cervical Cancer

Each year, an estimated 12,820 women in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cervical cancer. Approximately 4,200 women die from the disease each year, and more than a quarter of a million women will live with the disease each year. While the numbers can be daunting, when detected early, 91 percent...

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...

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,...

Cancer of the Vallecula Can be Difficult to Treat
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Cancer of the Vallecula Can be Difficult to Treat

The Vallecula is an anatomic term for a crevice, furrow or depression and while several vallecula can be located in several areas of the body the term is most commonly used to describe a depression just behind the root of the tongue between the folds in the throat. Cancers involving the vallecula are classified as...

The Value of a Second Opinion Provides Alternative Treatment to a Cancer Patient
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The Value of a Second Opinion Provides Alternative Treatment to a Cancer Patient

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, it becomes critical to find the right oncology center that will provide the appropriate medical treatment and emotion support to fight the battle. One Gettysburg resident, when faced with a stage-4 cancer diagnosis, found the right support at Gettysburg Cancer Center (GCC), a growing comprehensive cancer center. Greg Wale...

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