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Genetic Drugs

CTCA, December 26, 2018

What's the difference? Biosimilar and generic drugs

Biosimilar drugs are often confused with generic drugs. Both are marketed as cheaper versions of costly name-brand drugs and are designed to have the same clinical effect as their pricier counterparts. But biosimilar drugs and generic drugs are very different.

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Oncologist

CTCA, October 24, 2018

What's the difference: Oncology specialties

There are many doctors who treat cancer. Find out which specialists treat which cancer type and what questions to ask prospective physicians.

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Radiology

CTCA, August 29, 2018

Whats the difference? Radiology and radiation therapy

Radiology and radiation therapy are critical components to many cancer diagnoses and treatments, but because of their similar names, patients often get confused by what exactly each does for them.

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Blood

CTCA, May 24, 2018

What's the difference? Blood cancers: Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma

Cancers that are not considered solid cancers are often lumped together in the category of blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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Cells

CTCA, May 30, 2017

What's the Difference? B-cells and T-cells

When the body is invaded by bacteria, a virus or parasites, an immune alarm goes off, setting off a chain reaction of cellular activity in the immune system.

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Tumor

CTCA, December 26, 2017

What's the difference? Benign and malignant tumors

Not all tumors are malignant, or cancerous, and not all are aggressive.

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Cancer

CTCA, November 21, 2017

What's the difference? Cancer surgeries

While many surgeries are designed to remove as much cancer as possible, some procedures have other goals—and those that are appropriate for some patients may not work the same on others with the same cancer type.

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