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Why is a Cancer Registry Important?
Why is a Cancer Registry Important?

Data from a patient’s cancer journey can provide valuable insights that can help cancer specialists determine the most effective treatments for newly diagnosed patients. Cancer registrars play an important role in capturing data that impacts cancer research and treatment programs. Because cancer is among the leading causes of death in the U.S., health systems have […]

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Common Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer
Common Treatment Options for Ovarian Cancer

Once ovarian cancer is diagnosed, one or a combination of two or more of treatment options may be recommended. The treatment will depend on the type and the stage of the disease, and may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy. Here is what you should know about the common treatment options […]

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The Difference between Sarcoma & Carcinoma
The Difference between Sarcoma & Carcinoma

Cancer interrupts the body’s natural process of replacing old and damaged cells, allowing damaged cells to survive and creating an excess of new cells when they are not needed, causing tumors. The tumor’s location or point-of-origin helps define a patient’s type of cancer. Cancers that originate in an organ or tissue are called primary cancers. […]

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Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Common Treatments
Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Common Treatments

Mesothelioma (also known as malignant mesothelioma) is a rare cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue (mesothelium) lining the chest, abdominal cavities and most of the organs within them. Mesothelioma tumors are typically associated with asbestos and erionite exposure, although only a small fraction of individuals exposed to erionite or asbestos actually develop mesothelioma. […]

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Ask the Expert: Common Questions on Smoking & Lung Cancer
Ask the Expert: Common Questions on Smoking & Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate yourself on the risk factors for developing lung cancer. On November 19th, the American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout: a day to educate smokers and their families on the risks of smoking and a chance for smokers to triumph over addiction. Tobacco use […]

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