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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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Radiology

8/29/2018 12:00 AM

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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Elderly

8/22/2018 12:00 AM

Immunotherapy may help elderly cancer patients, but more data is needed

Elderly patients, 65 and older, with weakened immune systems may not have the robust response to immunotherapy some younger patients experience.

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