Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact,…

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Desiree Maldonado

Desiree Maldonado’s story began around Thanksgiving 2014. She received a notice in the mail for her annual mammogram. It’s the holidays, Desiree thought as she tore it up and threw it in the trash, I don’t have time for this.…

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Finding Self-Love and Healing in a Changed Body

We often hear that it’s what is on the inside that counts. However, when tragedies of any kind strike, people often lose sight of themselves from the inside out. When battling cancer, both men and women are likely to experience…

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Inexpensive Tests Spur Family Members to Assess Cancer Risks

As technology improves and costs come down, medical practitioners are noticing a new trend: family members of cancer patients are now asking for their genomes to be profiled in order to gauge their risks of developing the disease. This assertion…

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Cancer Prevention: Which Type of Exercise Lowers Your Risk?

We’ve all heard the age old tips: eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco use, consume alcohol in moderation and exercise regularly. These activities are known to promote a healthy life and aid in preventing cancer. While these tips are seemingly…

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Shining a Light (on Tumors)

There is a necessary truth about a surgical procedure: It’s not “neat.” There will be blood. There will be stitches. There will be some pain, discomfort and a recovery period. In the case of cancer, there might also be a…

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Zhen-Yi Wang & Zhu Chen: Quite a Combination

There was a time when if you were diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL, the prognosis was grim. First discovered in 1957, APL is a form of acute myeloid leukemia, where immature white blood cells called promyelocytes accumulate in…

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Changing the Way Drugs Target Cancer

Cancer treatment has evolved greatly in the past fifty years. Since the introduction of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants, tens of thousands of cancer patients have been victorious in battle. All of these advances have impacted cancer treatment,…

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