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Hodgki

1/17/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Patients with either cancer may experience extreme fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite, fever and sweats and other common symptoms. And both are named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, the ground-breaking researcher who chronicled symptoms of the diseases. But there are important differences between the two.

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Lung

11/1/2016 12:00 AM

Don't let fear get in the way of your lung cancer screening

When it comes to lung cancer, or the suspicion of lung cancer, Dr. Melissa Haglund of CTCA has often seen fear hold patients back from screening.

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Prostate

10/11/2016 12:00 AM

Ben Stiller reveals how early screening helped him battle prostate cancer

Actor Ben Stiller has cast himself in a new role—advocate for early prostate cancer screening, after revealing recently that he was diagnosed with the disease in 2014.

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Jargon

10/6/2016 12:00 AM

From angiogenesis to zoledronate: A primer on cancer jargon

Of all the challenges that may accompany a cancer diagnosis, learning a new vocabulary shouldn't be one of them.

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Prostate Cancer

9/8/2016 12:00 AM

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® and the NFL Alumni Association team up to tackle prostate cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and the National Football League Alumni Association are working together to spread the word about the importance of prostate cancer screening.

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Colonoscopy

6/23/2016 12:00 AM

New tests for colorectal cancer: An alternative to the colonoscopy?

The colonoscopy remains modern medicine’s gold standard in screening for colorectal cancer. And yet, despite its widespread use in helping to detect cancer early, an estimated 1 in 3 Americans, or more than 20 million people, ignore health officials’ recommendations to get regular colonoscopy screenings after the age of 50. Newer, simpler and cheaper tests are now hitting the market, and experts say they may offer patients viable alternatives as early screenings.

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HPV

5/10/2016 12:00 AM

HPV infections down in decade since vaccine approved

A new study finds that human papillomavirus infections among teenage girls and young women has dropped since the HPV vaccine was recommended 10 years ago. HPV infections are responsible for virtually all cervical cancers.

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Genetics

10/6/2015 12:00 AM

What's in a name? Genetics vs genomics

The words “genetic” and “genomic,” for example, are often used interchangeably, even though they have very distinct meanings, especially when it comes to treating cancer. Learn the critical differences between the two and what they mean to cancer care.

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