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A Letter of Hope from a Mother and Cancer Survivor

On December 1, 2009 at age 41, I was diagnosed with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, aka Bile Duct Cancer—a very rare, aggressive and difficult to treat type of cancer. Just 20 days after being diagnosed, I was having surgery to remove the tumor, along with 2/3 of my liver. Despite the surgery,…...

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact, when asked how to most effectively prevent cancer, a large…...

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Desiree Maldonado

Desiree Maldonado’s story began around Thanksgiving 2014. She received a notice in the mail for her annual mammogram. It’s the holidays, Desiree thought as she tore it up and threw it in the trash, I don’t have time for this. A couple of years earlier, doctors found dense tissue in…...

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Finding Self-Love and Healing in a Changed Body

We often hear that it’s what is on the inside that counts. However, when tragedies of any kind strike, people often lose sight of themselves from the inside out. When battling cancer, both men and women are likely to experience side effects affecting their day-to-day quality of life. When depression…...

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Inexpensive Tests Spur Family Members to Assess Cancer Risks

As technology improves and costs come down, medical practitioners are noticing a new trend: family members of cancer patients are now asking for their genomes to be profiled in order to gauge their risks of developing the disease. This assertion is backed by a Stanford University study of more than…...

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Cancer Prevention: Which Type of Exercise Lowers Your Risk?

We’ve all heard the age old tips: eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco use, consume alcohol in moderation and exercise regularly. These activities are known to promote a healthy life and aid in preventing cancer. While these tips are seemingly straightforward, one in particular has prompted an ongoing debate. Exercise…...

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Shining a Light (on Tumors)

There is a necessary truth about a surgical procedure: It’s not “neat.” There will be blood. There will be stitches. There will be some pain, discomfort and a recovery period. In the case of cancer, there might also be a second surgery. “When surgeons go in to remove a cancer,…...

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Kidney Cancer Detection Advances

About 73,820 new cases of kidney cancer are forecast to be diagnosed among Americans in 2019, and nearly 14,770 can be expected to die from the disease. Cancer of the kidneys, like any cancer, is most curable at an early stage. However, the majority of early-stage tumors do not present…...

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Zhen-Yi Wang & Zhu Chen: Quite a Combination

There was a time when if you were diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL, the prognosis was grim. First discovered in 1957, APL is a form of acute myeloid leukemia, where immature white blood cells called promyelocytes accumulate in the bone marrow. The overgrowth of promyelocytes leads to a…...

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