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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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lung cancer treatment

4/10/2019 12:00 AM

New techniques aiding in the fight against lung cancer

Thanks in large part to improvements in diagnostics and treatments, thousands of people are surviving lung cancer. The key is to catch it early, when the survival rate is much higher. Still, most cases are not diagnosed until advanced stages, which makes awareness initiatives around early detection efforts all the more important.

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Opioid

4/3/2019 12:00 AM

Cancer patients not immune from opioid addiction

While media coverage surrounding opioid misuse in the cancer patient population is sparse, research does indicate that cancer patients are not immune to addiction. It is also clear that opioid prescribing rates among cancer patients are substantially higher than those of other patients.

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Side-Effects

3/27/2019 12:00 AM

Tips for managing the physical side effects of cancer

Managing the side effects of cancer doesn’t always require medications. In fact, many times, lifestyle-related changes may help.

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3/20/2019 12:00 AM

Managing cancer symptoms with medical marijuana: What patients need to know

Medical marijuana is purported to help cancer patients ease the side effects of the disease and its treatment. What are the facts, and the evidence, behind the claims?

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Lifestyle

3/13/2019 12:00 AM

Lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of cancer

Studies reported by the National Institutes of Health have found that at least 75 to 80 percent of cancers in the United States may be prevented by lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to decrease your risk of developing cancer.

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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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Robotic-Surgery

2/27/2019 12:00 AM

Studies conclude open surgery a better option for early cervical cancer than less invasive procedures

Learn why minimally invasive surgeries may not be a good option for patients with early-stage cervical cancer.

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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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