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Genetic Testing: Learning More About Your Cancer Risk

Genetic testing can be an important tool in helping patients learn about their inherited cancer risk, but the results are not always as clear as patients might expect. Just as traits such as hair color and eye color can be passed down from parents to their children, so too can…...

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Pediatric Cancer Facts and the Need for Improved Treatment

September is childhood (or pediatric) cancer awareness month. While all cancers are painful to both the patient, and their loved ones, perhaps no cancer has a more devastating impact on the patient, or his/her family unit, than pediatric cancer.   Cancer is the leading cause of death among children under the age…...

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Understanding Thyroid Cancer: A Serious, But Highly Treatable Disease

September is National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, and available treatments for a disease predicted to affect more than 50,000 Americans in 2020. September is National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. And, while you might often overlook the tiny, butterfly-shaped gland, it is worth understanding the…...

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5 Warning Signs Women Shouldn’t Ignore

September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and, luckily for women, these cancers are accompanied with some pretty major warning signs. Gynecologic cancer, which includes endometrial, cervical, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancer, affects approximately 106,000 women each year. Though these types of cancers are common, they are incredible treatable when…...

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Virtual Fundraising 101

As COVID-19 continues to affect day-to-day lives, we realize and understand the changes occurring in athletic departments across the country. For your convenience, Play4TheCure has compiled a comprehensive list of virtual fundraising methods that your team can initiate while practicing social distancing and maintaining other public health rules....

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Treating Cancer During COVID-19: Nicole’s Story

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to its knees, preventing many events from taking place and closing the doors of uncountable businesses. People across the world were advised to stay inside and only leave the house for necessities. At first it was strange, uncomfortable, and scary. As time moved…...

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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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