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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. Science explains why.
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Staging, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

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Squamous cell carcinoma can vary from a small easily treated lesion to a serious life-threatening disease that requires advanced treatments..
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Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment

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Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that is treatable, even curable if caught early. Expert review of diagnosis, treatment, & prevention.
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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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Fake Health News: How to Recognize It So You Can Stay...

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Fake health news stories are flooding the internet. Here's how you can determine the credibility of the information and its publisher.
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Clinical Care of Cancer Patients in the Age of COVID

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Dr. Bobby Reddy discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care of cancer patients, including changes to treatment and way care is delivered.
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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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Vaping Could Put Youth at Risk for Complications of COVID-19

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Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19
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A Little Lump Or Bump On The Eyelid? Beware, It Could...

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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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5 Things Not to Do When Delivering Bad News to Patients

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Although compassion and empathy are innate qualities, specific education and training can sharpen and improve how physicians deliver bad news to patients.