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Jargon

October 6, 2016

From angiogenesis to zoledronate: A primer on cancer jargon

Of all the challenges that may accompany a cancer diagnosis, learning a new vocabulary shouldn't be one of them.

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Prostate Cancer

September 8, 2016

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® and the NFL Alumni Association team up to tackle prostate cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and the National Football League Alumni Association are working together to spread the word about the importance of prostate cancer screening.

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Colonoscopy

June 23, 2016

New tests for colorectal cancer: An alternative to the colonoscopy?

The colonoscopy remains modern medicine’s gold standard in screening for colorectal cancer. And yet, despite its widespread use in helping to detect cancer early, an estimated 1 in 3 Americans, or more than 20 million people, ignore health officials’ recommendations to get regular colonoscopy screenings after the age of 50. Newer, simpler and cheaper tests are now hitting the market, and experts say they may offer patients viable alternatives as early screenings.

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HPV

May 10, 2016

HPV infections down in decade since vaccine approved

A new study finds that human papillomavirus infections among teenage girls and young women has dropped since the HPV vaccine was recommended 10 years ago. HPV infections are responsible for virtually all cervical cancers.

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Genetics

October 6, 2015

What's in a name? Genetics vs genomics

The words “genetic” and “genomic,” for example, are often used interchangeably, even though they have very distinct meanings, especially when it comes to treating cancer. Learn the critical differences between the two and what they mean to cancer care.

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Breast density

April 16, 2015

Breast density becoming an important predictor of breast cancer risk

Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density. Researchers are still trying to figure out why.

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Lung cancer questions

March 30, 2015

Answering your questions about lung cancer

Our lung cancer experts answer your questions about the second most common non-skin cancer among American men and women.

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