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Make a Will Month

Did you know that August is “National Make a Will Month”? It’s the perfect time to be reminded of the importance of drafting or updating your will to ensure your final wishes are executed as you intended. Despite the importance of having a will, many Americans never get around to…...

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Clinical Trials 101 with Clinical Trial Facilitator Cynthia Kerr

Heralded as the best – if not the only way – to advance medicine, clinical trials are designed to evaluate new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Every type of medicine used today was once the subject of a clinical trial, from aspirin to chemotherapy. With over 345,000 active…...

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10 Ways to Get Physical with Cancer

Cancer treatment and fatigue go hand-in-hand. It would be a challenging task to find a cancer patient who wasn’t exhausted from the treatment and stress of the disease. Despite the sheer exhaustion cancer patients face, it is just as important for them to partake in thirty minutes of exercise –…...

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Employment Rights for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers

A cancer diagnosis will change a lot about someone’s life…but does it impact their career as well? In many cases, cancer patients require a lot of time off of work to attend appointments. Aside from simply receiving treatment, many patients are unable to continue working as normal because of the…...

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Deadly Decisions: COVID-19 or CANCER?

Another deadly effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been uncovered—significantly delayed cancer screenings. A recent study found that more than a third of Americans have missed life-saving cancer screenings because of the coronavirus. The reason? Americans have been too afraid to visit their doctor’s offices, making the decision to…...

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Why is Lung Cancer So Deadly?

Only 16% of lung cancers are identified at an early stage, making treatment and survival much more difficult. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer. Tragically, lung cancer is amongst the deadliest form of cancer, claiming more lives each year than breast, prostate, and colon…...

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Understanding Cancer Staging

Doctors use cancer staging to help determine a patient’s prognosis and treatment options, but the process can be confusing for patients. Let’s explore what cancer staging really means for patients. If you or a loved one has ever received a cancer diagnosis, you are likely familiar with the cancer staging…...

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