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Small Cell Lung Cancer vs. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: What’s the Difference?

From a distance, lung cancer may seem straightforward and cut-and-dried. The name itself sparks an immediate mental image of the balloon-like organ located in the chest cavity. It’s common knowledge that tobacco smoke is the leading cause of lung cancer, and that it is amongst the most common type of…...

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Resources and Support for Family Caregivers

Taking on the role of a caregiver for a loved one seems like an easy choice. Most people would say that they would do it at the drop of a hat. Those who are caregivers for their loved ones, however, can attest that it is something that is far easier…...

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Diabetes and Cancer: What’s the Link?

Medical professionals have come to understand that diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, is linked to a variety of diseases. The high blood glucose from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart and blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of developing heart disease and kidney disease. However, researchers have…...

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Understanding Drug Resistance in Cancer

One of the most frightening outcomes for a cancer patient is treatment failure. It often makes little sense to the patient and their medical team and leaves everyone uncertain about what is to come. One of the main reasons a cancer treatment may fail is because of drug-resistant cancer cells. Drug…...

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The Forgotten Men of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed during October, presents many opportunities to acknowledge patients and survivors as well as opportunities to remind women to schedule their regular screening. The world lights up in pink, the color of the breast cancer ribbon, and shares messages of support to those affected. With 1…...

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Give It Your All and Fight: Sergeant Liniarski’s Story

Carl J (CJ) Liniarski had found his calling in life at a young age. He had joined the United States Army Reserve in December 2014 and was committed to serving his country. From his meticulous training to his healthy lifestyle, CJ put his heart and soul into his career. There…...

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Talking With Your Child About Cancer

Many parents say that when they are first diagnosed with cancer, they are concerned about how the disease and treatment will affect their family. Among these concerns is the burning question: what is the best way to tell a child about the diagnosis? Based on feedback from parents who have…...

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Pink Smoothie for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share with you this pink smoothie recipe packed with some of our favorite cancer-fighting foods. This pink smoothie is filling, nutritious, low in calories (about 315), and high in fiber. The berries supply valuable antioxidants, the orange juice is a great…...

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Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction: What Breast Cancer Patients Should Know

Mastectomy is just one of the treatment options available to breast cancer patients. Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, as well as some tips to help you prepare. A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and navigating potential treatment options can be stressful and…...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health Today

Every year since 1928, Americans recognize Child Health Day on the first Monday in October. Child Health Day is a day in which all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare unite to bring awareness to the importance of child health. From planning a safe and healthy pregnancy to ensuring…...

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