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10/26/2017 12:00 AM

What foods and drinks are linked to cancer?

With so much information coming at you, determining fact from fiction may be difficult when it comes to what foods and drinks are linked to cancer.

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10/24/2017 12:00 AM

Women are living longer with metastatic breast cancer: Why and what you should know

Researchers discovered that despite the usual prognosis, more women initially diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer have been surviving the disease for longer periods of time, especially women diagnosed at younger ages.

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10/19/2017 12:00 AM

How does the immune system work? When it comes to cancer, it's complicated

The immune system is a complex apparatus that both protects the body and, in some cases, helps cancer destroy it.

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10/10/2017 12:00 AM

A simple blood test may help provide a clearer picture of a patient’s cancer

A simple blood test called a liquid biopsy offers another tool that may give doctors a more complete profile of solid tumors.

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10/5/2017 12:00 AM

Who should care for cancer patients after treatment, PCPs or oncologists? Both, experts say

The cancer journey is a challenging, emotional experience, and many patients find themselves forming deep bonds with their oncologist. So when treatment is over, and it's time to go back to their primary care physician, some patients have a difficult time letting anyone else take the reins of their care.

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10/3/2017 12:00 AM

Breastfeeding while fighting breast cancer: What you should know

Breastfeeding is a complex but important task for many mothers, because it may be beneficial for the health of both infant and mother.

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9/29/2017 12:00 AM

How to return to an active sex life after prostate cancer treatment

No matter the cancer, treatments often cause side effects that affect patients’ quality of life. But with prostate cancer, the potential side effects can be particularly concerning to men who are trying to decide which approach is right for them. Surgery, radiation therapy and other treatments may impact a patient’s sex life, causing challenges like low sex drive, loss of penis length, dry orgasm or low sperm counts. Despite the angst these issues may cause, experts say most of these side effects can be managed and many men have a good chance of returning to a full sex life after prostate cancer treatment.

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9/28/2017 12:00 AM

Study finds black men with prostate cancer are less likely to get proper treatment

Prostate cancer is not an equal opportunity disease. Black men in the United States have substantially higher prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates than the general population. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease—which is typically treated with surgery and radiation therapy. Yet, black men are less likely than white patients to seek treatment, and when they do, their doctors are more likely to recommend a watch-and-wait approach over surgery or radiation therapy, according to recent research.

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9/26/2017 12:00 AM

Can aspirin work its wonders to prevent cancer?

Evidence is mounting that an aspirin regimen may help reduce the risk of certain cancers, especially colorectal cancer.

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