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Flu Shots and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster: What Cancer Patients Need to Know

And just like that, flu season is here again, and so are the reminders for annual influenza (flu) vaccine.  However, this year, the calls for flu vaccines are stifled amongst talk of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. It can be a little overwhelming, so National Foundation for Cancer Research is breaking it…...

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Thunder God Vine: A Powerful Discovery for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

With a name as powerful as Thunder God Vine comes great responsibility – and National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)-funded researcher Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff has proven that this medicinal plant is up for the challenge.  Dr. Von Hoff is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on pancreatic cancer.  He…...

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5 Ways Spending More Time Outside Benefits Our Health

Have you ever noticed how you feel happier and more refreshed after spending some time in nature? That is no coincidence. Research has proven that spending time outside is associated with good health and overall wellbeing.  Today, the average American spends 90% of their life indoors. While modern amenities have undoubtedly made life…...

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Life Happens Quickly: Aly’s Story

As we grow older, we learn to understand that life happens quickly. Aly Newel learned just how quickly things could happen when she was screened for, diagnosed with, and received breast cancer treatment, all within 22 days. After losing her mother to breast cancer, Aly devotedly underwent her mammograms as recommended since…...

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Lingering Effects of COVID-19 on Travel and 5 Tips on How to Plan Ahead

It has been nearly two years since the first case of COVID-19, and the world is still dramatically affected. Many Americans are rejoicing over the fact that travel is back and (hopefully) here to stay. However, traveling in the post-COVID world looks significantly different from the days of pre-pandemic travel. Luckily it…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that missing just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease.  The Importance of Mammograms Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine…...

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Controlling the Uncontrollable: HER2 Breast Cancer

It’s that time of year when pink ribbons begin appearing everywhere – from shopfronts to social media. These ribbons are known to be Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons. It’s no coincidence that pink ribbons are the most easily recognized as breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In fact, one…...

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