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The Immuno-Oncology Revolution: A Scientific Breakthrough in the Fight against Cancer

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Cancer presents a unique challenge to the physicians and researchers working to fight the disease. Unlike many illnesses, cancer does not originate outside of the body. Instead, it is a mutation of an individual’s own DNA, which can be caused by carcinogens. Consequently, an individual’s immune system often fails to recognize its own cancerous cells […]

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Fighting Cancer with Fashion: Cancer Survivor Designs Comfortable Shirt for Women with Breast Cancer

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For patients undergoing cancer treatment, finding clothing that is functional yet fashionable can be difficult at times. For breast cancer patient Allison Gryphon, the task was disheartening and frustrating. As she recounted to NBC4 News, “I basically had a breakdown in the store because I had this new body.” Gryphon was diagnosed with Stage IIIA […]

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Newly Approved Immunotherapy Drugs Give Patients Renewed Hope

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Earlier this year, the FDA approved a new immunotherapy drug designed to offer another treatment option for patients with advanced melanoma. Pembrolizumab, also known as Keytruda, is a PD-1 inhibitor. PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors enable the body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancerous cells. This newly approved drug targets melanoma cells on the skin’s […]

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Yes, You Should Protect Your Skin from the Winter Sun

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While ultraviolet (UV) rays may not be as strong in January as they are in June, they can still cause harmful skin damage. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends protecting your skin from sun exposure all year long, even during the cold winter months. The easiest step to ensure proper sun protection is to […]

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Scars Tell Our Stories

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Fighting cancer can leave behind scars, both physical and emotional. Scars tell a story of overcoming hardship, and emerging stronger on the other side of life’s challenges. Visit our blog to read inspirational stories of cancer survivors who refuse to let diagnosis define them. For more information about Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, an affiliate […]

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Model Fights Cancer and Beauty Stereotypes

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Canadian model Elly Mayday defies beauty stereotypes by helping ordinary women change the way they feel about themselves. According to ABC News, the plus-sized model was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer in 2013, but continued to model throughout the course of her treatment. Even after a hysterectomy, months of chemotherapy and rapid […]

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Learning to Value the Important Things in Life

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We often find ourselves wrapped up in the little things—all the while forgetting to take time to appreciate what truly adds richness to our lives. When we slow down and enjoy the beauty in our world, we come to realize what truly brings us joy. The things that fill our lives with bliss are not […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes that Contain Cancer Fighting Superfoods (Part 3)

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Broccoli, tomatoes and garlic are full nutrients that help your body eliminate cancer cells. Here are three more cancer fighting superfoods with delicious recipes to add to your Thanksgiving menu. Broccoli Broccoli is one of many cruciferous vegetables, all of which have cancer fighting properties. Broccoli in particular has a lot of sulforaphane, a compound […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes that Contain Cancer Fighting Superfoods (Part 2)

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Here are two more cancer fighting superfoods with delicious recipes to add to your Thanksgiving menu. Pomegranate Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants, and studies have shown it may slow the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells. The pomegranate fruit prevents breast cancers from growing because of six compounds, urolithin B (UB) urolithin A […]

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The Dangers of Tobacco – Who Will You Quit For?

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Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) is partnering with the American Cancer Society to take a proactive effort in raising awareness about lung cancer and related diseases as well as to encouraging Southern Nevadans to make healthy, lasting lifestyle choices. During the month of November, CCCN is providing tobacco drop-off bins at six of its […]

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