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March 3, 2022
The Importance of Health Literacy in Cancer Care
A diagnosis of a serious disease like cancer can be overwhelming in so many ways. Coming to terms with that diagnosis and comprehending what lies ahead can be even more difficult if we have trouble processing and understanding the health information needed... read more
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November 9, 2021
Targeted Therapies Are Game Changers for Lung Cancer Patients with a K...
Mutations in the KRAS gene are the most common type of mutations in non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). Patients with these mutations haven’t always responded well to standard lung cancer treatments. But the development of a new targeted therapy is... read more
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November 9, 2021
Five Exciting Advances in Treating Melanoma
Melanoma is a rare but extremely dangerous form of skin cancer. About 100,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with it every year. When caught early, melanoma can usually be treated successfully by removing the cancer and a small amount of the surrounding... read more
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October 27, 2021
What to Know About Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies for Gynecologic Cancer...
A sentinel lymph node biopsy can answer that question for some gynecologic cancers. Oncologists have many tools available to help them determine the stage of a cancer and how to treat it. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is one of them. SLNB is commonly... read more
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October 26, 2021
Fertility-Sparing Surgery After a Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis
Standard treatment for most gynecologic cancers can affect a woman’s ability to have children, since it may involve removing the uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes—or all three. But in some cases, patients who hope to one day become pregnant may have other... read more
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October 7, 2021
Keeping Ovarian Cancer from Returning: What to Know About Maintenance...
Being told you have ovarian cancer is overwhelming and can be particularly scary. The disease has a reputation for being extremely aggressive with low survival statistics when caught in its later stages. But that reputation is changing. Many women are... read more