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Chemotherapy

June 15, 2017

Busting myths: 7 common chemotherapy misconceptions

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may experience fear, anger, sadness and confusion. This blog is an installment in an occasional series called “Busting myths,” designed to help dispel some widely held misconceptions about certain aspects of cancer.

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Tan

June 29, 2017

Is there such a thing as a safe suntan?

Is there a way to safely tan your skin without exposing it to the damage that may lead to skin cancer?

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Active surveillance

10/16/2019 12:00 AM

Survey: Most men don’t follow advice on active surveillance for prostate cancer

Some prostate cancer patients who do not require immediate treatment may put themselves at risk by not following active surveillance guidelines.

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Clinical trials

10/9/2019 12:00 AM

Clinical trials are a key to drug research, yet participation remains low

Despite their importance to the development of new cancer treatments, few patients are in enrolled clinical trials.

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Drug recall

10/2/2019 12:00 AM

What you need to know: Drugs recalled because of possible carcinogen contamination

Recent recalls of drugs used to treat acid reflux and hypertension are raising concerns among millions of Americans. Dr. Anthony Perre at CTCA Philadelphia tells you what you need to know.

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Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

9/26/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you should know about the lung disease outbreak linked to vaping

To address concerns about the vaping-related lung illness, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, FCCP, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions in a recent Twitter chat.

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Pancreatic cancer

9/18/2019 12:00 AM

How does cancer do that? Pancreatic cancer cells find ways to survive

But, despite these incredible advancements, one of the most common cancers continues to vex doctors and researchers: pancreatic cancer.

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E Cigarrtte

9/13/2019 12:00 AM

Clearing the air: E-cigarettes, vaping raise public health concerns

Given that brain development continues into the early and mid-20s, exposure to nicotine and other harmful chemicals is setting them on a path that may not only impact their developing brains, but could lead to addiction, or even worse, lung cancer.

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Jean and Briana

9/11/2019 12:00 AM

When mother and daughter have breast cancer, BRCA genes are not always the cause

When multiple generations of a family have breast cancer, it’s easy to assume it’s due to an inherited mutation such as the BRCA gene. But that’s hardly the case.

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Rev. Percy McCray

9/4/2019 12:00 AM

Is this cancer my fault?

Don’t blame yourself for your cancer, the Rev. Percy McCray says. Hope, not speculation or judgment, may help patients stay positive during their cancer journey.

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Grapefruits and grapefruit juice

8/28/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the deal with grapefruit juice and certain medications?

There’s at least one downside to drinking grapefruit juice: You can’t have grapefruit juice when taking some prescription medications. Why? Grapefruit juice can prevent specific medications from working as designed and/or create serious side effects.

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