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9/21/2017 12:00 AM

What you need to know about gynecologic cancers: They're not as rare as you may think

It may be hard to believe today, but in the 1980s, the public knew little about breast cancer, how it forms and how it’s treated. But thanks to annual Breast Cancer Awareness efforts launched every October, when the country is awash in pink ribbons, many women are better informed about how they may reduce their risk for developing the disease, and what they should do to screen for it. But gynecological cancers get little of that public attention

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9/19/2017 12:00 AM

Hearing loss: The little-known side effect of some chemotherapy drugs

Patients may not associate hearing loss with cancer treatment, but for many, the side effect is all too real. Read more.

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9/14/2017 12:00 AM

Nutrition may not help the immune system fight cancer, but it is still important

Some patients believe that changing their diet—say, by swapping out their daily bag of chips for an apple—will strengthen their immune system and help it battle cancer. But they’re only partly correct. Read more.

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9/12/2017 12:00 AM

Surgeon draws on music to find the rhythm of medicine

For Dr. Steven Standiford, the rhythm resonates from two disparate sources: music and medicine.

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9/7/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma

Gynecologic cancers do not get the kind of public attention other cancer types do. September is Gynecologic Cancer Month, but you’re unlikely to see many purple ribbons, fundraisers or walks to raise awareness for the cause. Compared to breast cancer and its pink takeover during its awareness month in October, gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine (endometrial), vaginal and vulvar— are much lesser known.

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9/5/2017 12:00 AM

New leukemia treatment marks shift in helping the body to fight cancer

Researchers have figured out a new way to empower some T-cells, by re-engineering them with an extra gene designed to allow them to identify and attack specific cancer cells.

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8/31/2017 12:00 AM

How can a virus cause cancer?

When you hear "virus," you may think of minor, temporary illnesses, like the cold or 24-hour flu. But some viruses are also linked to certain kinds of cancer. Read more.

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8/24/2017 12:00 AM

Researchers attacking cancers with combinations of drugs and therapies

Doctors and researchers are trying to prevent relapses and drug resistance by using combination drug therapies designed to attack cancer cells on multiple levels.

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8/22/2017 12:00 AM

Regional therapies: What are they and how can they help?

Advanced cancer can be challenging to treat, especially when it spreads to vital organs that are critical to the body's survival, such as the liver and the lungs. But a more targeted treatment approach is offering such patients a potential option, allowing doctors to deliver high doses of chemotherapy or radiation directly to the tumor, without exposing the rest of the body to harmful levels of toxicity. Read more.

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