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Immunotherapy & Melanoma
Immunotherapy & Melanoma

Melanoma is treated with surgery, radiation or medications (systemic therapy) depending on the type of melanoma and whether the cancer has spread or remains localized to the skin. Several types of medications or systemic therapies are prescribed for locally advanced or metastatic melanoma including targeted therapy and immunotherapy. What is Immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a type […]

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Signs, Symptoms and Screenings for Thyroid Cancer
Signs, Symptoms and Screenings for Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is the twelfth most common cancer in the United States. In 2018, it’s estimated that approximately three percent of all new cancer cases were thyroid cancer, and, according to the American Cancer Society, there will be more than 52,000 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States in 2019. The prevalence of […]

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Seven Blood Cancer Survivorship Tips
Seven Blood Cancer Survivorship Tips

The blood cancer journey continues beyond recovery. The endurance, strength and perseverance you have demonstrated through your treatment will be helpful as you adjust to a new normal following cancer. It is important to incorporate changes into your routine to keep you healthy and strong including doctor visits and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Cancer survivors […]

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Premature Menopause: How to Cope with Your Changing Body
Premature Menopause: How to Cope with Your Changing Body

Some women facing cancer may experience premature menopause as a result of their treatment. Amanda Williams, Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at St. David’s Healthcare, shares what women should know about premature menopause, including symptoms and tips to help cope with a changing body. What is premature menopause, and how does […]

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What to Know About Nutrition in the Colorectal Cancer Journey
What to Know About Nutrition in the Colorectal Cancer Journey

The most common surgery for colorectal cancer is called a colon resection (colectomy). In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes part of the colon and then joins the remaining parts back together. Other types of surgery may include a partial colectomy or right colectomy (ileocolectomy). Regardless of surgery type, nutrition and diet play a […]

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