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Las Vegas Precision Technology Treats 1,000th Patient

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Las Vegas CyberKnife® at Summerlin, which is exclusive to Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), offers patients a painless, non-invasive treatment alternative that requires no anesthesia and offers shorter recovery times. Recently, CCCN’s CyberKnife® hit a major milestone, treating the 1,000th patient with the most innovative and advanced technology, since making Las Vegas its home […]

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Keep Moving Forward

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Our most triumphant journeys are rarely short and sweet, but rather long, treacherous, and full of obstacles. While your journey may be far from over, never lose sight of the considerable distance you have already traveled. Keep moving forward, for you are stronger than you think. Remember that you are not alone on this journey. For […]

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Lauren Hill Raises $1 Million for Cancer Research

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Former college basketball player, Laruen Hill, made national news last November after playing in a Division III game, despite having an inoperable brain tumor. The 19-year-old college sophomore is capturing headlines yet again, as she has recently reached her goal of raising over $1 million to fund cancer research. College athlete making a difference Hill […]

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Reduce Your Cancer Risk

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Although there are many causes of cancer that are outside of our control, such as genetic and environmental factors, decades of research has shown that there are many risk factors of cancer that we can actually manage. A key factor in reducing our risk of developing the disease is choosing to live a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Cancer Survival Rates are Increasing Worldwide

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The positive impact that modern medicine has on treating cancer and other harmful diseases can be felt worldwide. Until recently, there was no official metric to measure worldwide cancer survival rates. However, a number of recent studies are pointing in the same direction; countries all around the world are reporting an increase in survival rates. […]

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When Attitude is Everything

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While cancer is a physical illness that affects the body, it can weigh heavily on your emotions as well. One day may bring an inspiring sense of optimism, while the next may bring about negative sentiments. While it might be difficult to keep a positive attitude throughout the entire course of treatment, it’s important to […]

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Track Star Fights On and Off the Track

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When Gabe Grunewald finished first in the women’s 3,000-meter race at the 2014 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, excitement radiated from deep inside. An enthusiastic smile spread across her face as she was transformed from an eager competitor into a national champion. But before fighting to compete at the international level, Grunewald was fighting […]

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Prevention and Detection of Cervical Cancer

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As with most other forms of cancer, early detection of cervical cancer greatly increases the chances of successful treatment and survival. Being educated on the signs and symptoms to look for and screening tests available to you is your best chance  against contracting cervical cancer. When to visit your doctor If you experience symptoms such […]

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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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