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BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know
BRCA Mutations in Cancer: What to Know

When Angelina Jolie opted to undergo a double mastectomy after genetic testing revealed she carried the BRCA1 gene, it sparked a lot of conversations. Many now wonder what genetic testing would reveal about their own risks. Learn more about the BRCA mutations and guidelines for genetic testing. About BRCA1 and BRCA2 Both BRCA1 (on chromosome 17) and BRCA2 (on […]

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Common Chemotherapy Side Effects and Suggestions for Coping
Common Chemotherapy Side Effects and Suggestions for Coping

Chemotherapy is an effective weapon against cancer with the capability either to inhibit new cell growth or destroy or shrink existing cells. But the very properties that make chemotherapy a potent enemy of cancer cells can cause side effects, since the medication will attack all rapidly dividing cells not discriminating between cancer cells and healthy […]

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Myeloma: The Latest Developments and Research
Myeloma: The Latest Developments and Research

March is Myeloma Awareness Month , created by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) to bring more attention to this rare blood and marrow cancer. Myeloma (including multiple myeloma) represents just 1.4 percent of all new cancer cases , with the estimated new cases that were diagnosed in 2014 at a little more than 24,000. But […]

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The Importance of Cancer Screening
The Importance of Cancer Screening

Cancer screening is imperative to your health. Regular screenings can detect cancer at early stages which, in turn, may make it easier to treat. Check out our new cancer screening diagram (Download PDF) that outlines the screening guidelines for breast, cervical, colorectal, skin and lung cancers. Download as .pdf

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What to Know About Bile Duct Cancer
What to Know About Bile Duct Cancer

February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Bile Duct Cancer is a complex and rare cancer that is also known as cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct tumors. Johanna Bendell, MD, Chief Development Officer at Sarah Cannon Research Institute is a leader in the field and discusses the intricacies of this cancer. It’s not just one, […]

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