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Sunscreen

4/15/2019 12:00 AM

What to know when choosing sunscreen

More than 3 million Americans develop skin cancer every year, making it the most common cancer in the United States. If you want to avoid adding to that statistic, it helps to know the truth behind sun protection. Here are the facts about five common myths to help you choose how to reduce your risk.

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Treatment

3/8/2019 12:00 AM

5 breakthroughs in cancer detection and treatment

Cancer treatment and detection has progressed in leaps and bounds since 3000 B.C., when Ancient Egyptians concluded there was no way to treat the disease. Advances have particularly grown over the past couple of decades. Daniel Nader, DO, FCCP, FACP, Chief of Staff at our Tulsa hospital, outlines five recent innovations as the treatments to watch out for.

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Cancer

2/20/2019 12:00 AM

11 myths about cancer, debunked

The internet is rife with misinformation about what does and doesn’t cause cancer, and how to treat the disease. We bust 11 of those myths.

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Lung Cancer

2/7/2019 12:00 AM

7 things everyone should know about lung cancer

Lung cancer remains the deadliest form of the disease. But new tools are being developed for early screening. Learn what else everyone should know about lung cancer.

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Cancer

12/20/2018 12:00 AM

Does pre-cancer mean I'm going to get cancer?

Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with pre-cancerous conditions, news that may induce fear and panic in those receiving it. While pre-cancer that goes unchecked may ultimately become cancerous, it’s not a guarantee and, in many cases, not even likely.

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Testicular

12/1/2018 12:00 AM

Survey: Most young men don't screen for testicular cancer, despite incidence rates

Testicular cancer is also the most common cancer in men 15-44 years old—many of whom are not screening themselves for what turns out to be among the easiest cancers to detect early.

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Symptoms

10/11/2018 12:00 AM

10 cancer symptoms you may overlook

As nonthreatening as they may seem on the surface, you should know that some symptoms, when prolonged, may be a signal of a serious health problem.

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DNA

9/12/2018 12:00 AM

Tumor mutation measurement may help predict treatment success

Motivated by the potential of immunotherapy, doctors and researchers are exploring new ways to better forecast when they may be a viable treatment for more cancers and show better outcomes in a larger percentage of patients.

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Pseudoprogression

9/5/2018 12:00 AM

Tumor growth: Sometimes it's a good thing

When an immunotherapy drug is used to treat cancer, it stimulates the production of immune cells to locate and destroy cancer cells, which may cause the tumor to temporarily grow.

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