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Dr. Vashi

July 15, 2015

Educated patients have lower risk of infection from home-based IV nutrition

Dr. Pankaj G. Vashi, Chair of the CTCA Department of Medicine, discusses a study he led on the bloodstream infection risk for cancer patients getting home-based IV nutrition.

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Mediterranean diet

July 7, 2015

Mediterranean diets and taking small steps toward a healthier you

Many components of the Mediterranean Diet fall in line with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) guidelines, which recommend limiting processed foods, red meat and alcohol, and working toward a healthy weight, especially if you are overweight or obese. Therefore, it is important to start implementing healthy lifestyle choices, no matter where you are in life’s journey.

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Skin

May 26, 2015

Warmer temps come with a warning: Protect your skin

With nearly 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States, and government officials estimate that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that it’s a largely preventable disease. Here are some tips to help protect your skin this summer, or any time of the year.

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Immunotherapy

May 19, 2015

Immunotherapy represents progress in cancer treatment

Immunotherapy has been called one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of recent years. Immunotherapy drugs work by either stimulating specific parts of the immune system or by counteracting cancer cells signals that prevent immune response.

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Breast density

April 16, 2015

Breast density becoming an important predictor of breast cancer risk

Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density. Researchers are still trying to figure out why.

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Lung cancer questions

March 30, 2015

Answering your questions about lung cancer

Our lung cancer experts answer your questions about the second most common non-skin cancer among American men and women.

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Surgery

March 25, 2015

Angelina Jolie discusses surgery to avoid ovarian cancer

Angelina Jolie writes of her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a way to prevent cancer. Jolie's mother died after battling ovarian cancer and Jolie herself has a mutated BRCA gene associated with increased risk for the disease. Read more about Jolie's decision in the Cancer Center 360.

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Detox and juice cleanses

March 12, 2015

Are detoxes and juice cleanses beneficial for weight loss?

Most people, though, see a detox program as a quick and easy way lose weight. Unfortunately, there is little or no research suggesting that a detox can result in safe, permanent weight loss.

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Obesity

March 10, 2015

More new cancer cases linked to obesity

A recent study found that obesity caused 500,000 new cancer diagnoses worldwide in just one year. Carrying too much weight is already a known risk factor for certain cancers, but the findings suggest obesity may play an even greater role. Read more in the Cancer Center 360 blog.

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