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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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Reducing Racial Disparities in Cancer Health Through Research Funding

Cancer affects all population groups in the United States. But cancer health disparities are seen when cancer incidence, mortality and survivorship are compared between different racial groups. Certain groups are hit by cancer disproportionately harder than others. For example: African-American women are nearly twice as likely as white women to…...

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National Call Your Doctor Day

National Call Your Doctor Day is more important than ever due to the declining number of doctor visits during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, there are new and safe ways to still engage in crucial preventative care. Still in the midst of the coronavirus, leaving the house is done with great…...

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but it is also a very preventable illness. Understand your risk and find out what steps you can take to keep your skin healthy year-round. More than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the…...

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Treating Brain Cancer: What You Need to Know

Though the chance of developing brain cancer is quite rare, it is ranked as the tenth leading cause of death for both men and women. Despite being one of the most common cancers amongst children, brain cancer is relatively rare amongst the general population. In fact, the chance that a…...

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Stopping Melanoma in Its Tracks: Advancing Methods for Early Detection

Results of new study may offer researchers a more effective way to track the evolution of the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Although melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. But despite its reputation…...

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Cancer is Not Equal: National Minority Health Month

Prevalence of cancer, along with survival and death rates, are discussed at length at a national and international level. However, when speaking about the rates of cancer in America, it is rarely broken down into specific population groups. Though cancer affects all of these groups, there seems to be larger…...

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