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Reflections on Death with Dignity

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Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
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Greater Risk of Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

Patients with COVID-19 are at a much greater risk of developing blood clots. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of the condition are rapidly evolving.
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Why Everyone Needs Certainty About Coverage for Cancer Care

Cancer doesn't wait while policymakers debate how best to reform US healthcare. Patients need certainty about coverage for cancer care and they need it now.
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A Little Lump Or Bump On The Eyelid? Beware, It Could...

The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.
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How Do I Know If I Have Skin Cancer?

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If you find a growth on your skin, how do you know if it's cancer? You likely won't but a dermatologist will. Many skin cancers are curable if found early.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

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These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 
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The Promising Future of Nanomedicine and Nanoparticles

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Nanomedicine and nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapeutics because they should be able to deliver the drug with more precision.
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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes.
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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

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You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Cancer research helps us to understand why.
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Reasons for Optimism in Combating Aggressive Blood Cancers

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The recent advances in blood cancer treatment are encouraging. Some cases of this devastating diagnosis may be turned into a chronic, manageable disease.
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Have Breast Implants—Should You Be Worried About Cancer?

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BIA-ALCL is a rare lymphoma that is associated with certain types of breast implants. Plastic surgeon Christopher Hess answers questions about the disease.
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Research: New Laser Tech Can Detect Circulating Cancer Cells

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A small study demonstrates that a new laser tech can detect circulating cancer cells in melanoma patients at levels far more sensitive than currently available technologies.