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12 Questions to Ask at Your First Cancer Appointment
12 Questions to Ask at Your First Cancer Appointment

Your first cancer appointment can be overwhelming. Your head may be buzzing with a host of fears, worries, and questions. This checklist will help you prepare for your appointment so you will come away from the visit with the information you need to move forward in your cancer journey with confidence. Before the appointment, do this: […]

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Understanding Signs, Risk Factors and Diagnostic Tests for Ovarian Cancer
Understanding Signs, Risk Factors and Diagnostic Tests for Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the U.S. These cancers are often not diagnosed until they are advanced, due to the fact that symptoms typically do not present until the disease is more advanced, so it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms and […]

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Clinical Trials 101: Everything You Need To Know
Clinical Trials 101: Everything You Need To Know

Clinical trials, also known as medical research studies, are carefully designed tests that assess the safety, effectiveness, and benefits of potential new treatments administered under the supervision of a physician. What is First-In-Human, Phase I and Phase II? Clinical trials involve several phases of a potential new treatment’s development, including: Phase I: Testing the safety […]

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Full-Body Skin Exam: What To Expect
Full-Body Skin Exam: What To Expect

Early detection is key for skin cancer. Starting at age 20, in addition to performing regular full-body skin self-exams, you should have skin exams by your doctor. Here is what you can expect at a full-body skin exam with your dermatologist. Who performs the exam? A dermatologist will typically perform a full-body skin exam. You […]

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Melanoma: What You Should Know
Melanoma: What You Should Know

Meredith McKean, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, shares what you should know about melanoma, including ways to help lower your risk and the advancements in the treatment of melanoma.  If you have questions about melanoma, call askSARAH now at (844) 482-4812 to speak to a nurse who is specially trained […]

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