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$250K donated to fight childhood cancer in honor of West Jordan Boy

0K donated to fight childhood cancer in honor of West Jordan Boy Friday an anonymous donor announced via KSL Newsradio's "The Doug Wright Show" that $ 250,000 would be given for research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as a permanent remembrance of Ethan. The donor is asking all who were touched by Ethan's … Full News […]

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New CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening at Roswell Park

New CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening at Roswell Park BUFFALO, NY – Lung cancer has tragically been a major killer for smokers, but now Roswell Park Cancer Institute is using a new weapon to attack the often deadly disease. It's the practice of early detection through a new screening program and part of … Full […]

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Go beyond pink to fight breast cancer: Get aware, get tested

Go beyond pink to fight breast cancer: Get aware, get tested Five Genesee County women appreciate the support and the partnership of everyone who decides to wear pink to honor breast cancer survivors, but there's more they hope people learn from them. The video above features pieces of their stories in their own … Full News […]

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Living Healthy: Triple negative breast cancer

Living Healthy: Triple negative breast cancer The American Cancer Society estimates more than 232,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and triple negative breast cancer accounts for around 15 to 20 percent of that, according to Dr. William Sikov. These negative … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Exact Sciences Execs Cash in on Colon Cancer Test's Early Momentum

Exact Sciences Execs Cash in on Colon Cancer Test's Early Momentum That's much more expensive than the $ 20 to $ 25 for a traditional test that looks for blood in the stool, which can signal the presence or potential for colon cancer. But Exact's 10,000-patient clinical trial showed that Cologuard was significantly … Full […]

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Shorter colonoscopy withdrawal times increased interval cancer risk

Shorter colonoscopy withdrawal times increased interval cancer risk PHILADELPHIA — Shorter withdrawal times during screening colonoscopies were associated with increased risk for interval colorectal cancer, and longer withdrawal times were associated with increased adenoma detection rates, according to data … Full News here – Read more on Healio

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Survivor draws strength from cancer patients

Survivor draws strength from cancer patients Betty Parks, 77, was working in the Radiation Oncology Department at Sacred Heart Hospital when she was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2001. Parks said she drew inspiration to conquer her diagnosis from the women she met as an event … Full News here – Read more on […]

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The Cost of Cancer Drugs on 60 Minutes

The Cost of Cancer Drugs on 60 Minutes – Medical Informer Video

60 Minutes – October 5, 2014.

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With fewer choices left, cancer patient turns to mom

With fewer choices left, cancer patient turns to mom LOUISVILLE — With her mom by her side, Jill Brzezinski-Conley told her oncologist she'd rather stop treatment for her relentlessly spreading cancer than subject herself to a grueling chemotherapy drug known as "The Red Devil." She's had the medicine … Full News here – Read more on […]

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GP tax to hit cancer patients

GP tax to hit cancer patients "The full extent of the pain from Tony Abbott's GP tax goes way beyond the doctor's surgery, with experts revealing cancer patients will now be forced to fork out thousands of dollars upfront to pay for MRI, X-rays, CAT scans and mammograms," he said. Full News here – Read […]

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Friends unite to raise funds for mom battling cancer

Friends unite to raise funds for mom battling cancer Hannah Blair went into the emergency room with belly pain in March of 2013. Only 27 years old, her life afterward would never be the same. The pain turned out to be a rare form of pancreatic cancer, similar to what took the life of Apple […]

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S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks

S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks Lui is participating in a study to determine whether women firefighters are particularly vulnerable to breast cancer. The clothes firefighters wear are a potential source of carcinogens. They become covered in soot and other material when firefighters … Full News here – Read more on SFGate

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SouthWest Health Notes Colon cancer screening options

SouthWest Health Notes Colon cancer screening options Cortez family physician Jill Schenk, MD, received special training during her medical training to become proficient in performing colonoscopy. “For two months during my fellowship I did colonoscopies almost exclusively,” said Schenk. In her practice … Full News here – Read more on Cortez Journal

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Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their disease. Full News here […]

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10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Helps Awesome Officers Arrest a Bad Guy She

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Helps Awesome Officers Arrest a Bad Guy She … Kenyon, Minnesota's police department just swore in a new officer. And she's a 10-year-old cancer patient. Ashlyne Thurber has late-stage Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma. One of her father's old friends, Officer Mike Nguyen, planned a special day for her as … Full News here […]

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