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What You Need to Know About the EPA’s Proposed Rule on...

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The EPA's proposed rule on asbestos may make it possible for new uses of asbestos to escape assessment exposing more Americans to this known carcinogen.
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Trust is the Essence of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

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Anger & depression after multiple readmissions led a cancer patient, a surgeon, to lose trust in her doctor. Here's how they repaired the relationship.
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Precision Medicine is Changing the Way We Think About Cancer

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Rapid progress in precision medicine therapies for non-small cell lung cancer has paved the way for similar approaches for other types of cancer.
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Skin Cancer Increases the Risk of Other Types of Cancer

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Research shows that if you’re diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer between the ages of 45 to 59, your risk for any other type of cancer goes up by 74%.
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Chemo Got You Down? There’s an App for That

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The chemoWave app was created by people with cancer for people with cancer to help take control during the chemotherapy journey.
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Fake Health News: How to Spot It and Not Fall for...

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There are millions of fake health news stories flooding the internet. They usually have dramatic titles that make outrageous but unsupported claims. Failing to understand the difference between fake and real health news can have serious consequences. Here are some tips for identifying fake health news so that you do not fall for it.
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Cancer Death Rates are Way Down, Why?

American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There's also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what's behind these stats.
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An Innovative Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.
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Your Sunscreen Isn’t Enough to Prevent Skin Cancer

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There is persuasive evidence that UVA is an important driver of UV radiation-mediated sun damage to the skin, but many sunscreens are biased toward protection against UVB.
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Inconvenient Truths about Immunotherapy for Advanced Cancer

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The limitations of immunotherapy are grossly understated including the fact that most patients with advanced cancers won't benefit from the drugs.
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CBD Has an Extremely Wide Range of Health Benefits

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CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from Cannabis sativa. Studies are confirming its benefits in a variety of clinical conditions, including cancer, arthritis, and migraine.
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What Naked Mole-Rats Are Teaching Us About Human Life

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It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.