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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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Inflammation

8/15/2018 12:00 AM

Inflammation linked to cancer, but lifestyle changes may help

Experts have long suspected inflammation may play some role in cancer's development. But researchers have only recently pinpointed chronic inflammation as a primary risk factor for cancer and other serious health conditions.

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E Cigarrtte

7/25/2018 12:00 AM

Experts: E-cigarettes' persistent popularity raises serious concerns

Although organizations like the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute acknowledge that e-cigarettes may be less dangerous than conventional cigarettes, they stress that using e-cigarettes, or vaping, may still be harmful, and the long-term effects still aren't known. But many doctors fear that message is getting lost amid vaping's skyrocketing popularity.

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Cancer

7/19/2018 12:00 AM

Precision medicine is redefining what makes a cancer rare or common

In a growing number of cases, the era of precision medicine has flipped the perceptions about rare and common cancers upside down.

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Oxygen

6/26/2018 12:00 AM

Busting myths: Can hyperbaric oxygen treat cancer?

There have been decades of research into whether oxygen is good for cancer or bad for it. Some have used the unknowns to fuel claims that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can cure cancer.

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Colorectal

6/14/2018 12:00 AM

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines: Get screened earlier, expand testing options

The American Cancer Society has developed new guidelines designed to encourage more adults to get screened earlier and to take advantage of a wider array of tests.

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Blood

5/24/2018 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Blood cancers: Leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma

Cancers that are not considered solid cancers are often lumped together in the category of blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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Hereditary-Cancer

4/24/2018 12:00 AM

Hereditary cancer risks: How information can open up opportunities

But for some people, the risk of cancer poses a constant threat, because they have what’s known as a hereditary cancer syndrome.

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