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Cancer Patient Inspiring Others to Write Notes to Their Loved Ones

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Stage IV kidney cancer patient, Garth Callaghan, is on a mission: He wants to inspire parents everywhere to write notes to their children. Callaghan, 45, began writing inspirational “napkin notes” to his daughter, Emma, when she was in kindergarten. The one and two-sentence messages, penned on napkins that Callaghan slipped into his daughter’s lunchbox each […]

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We Can Be Our Own Heroes

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All of us may face challenges in our lifetime. While we may not always be in control of what life throws our way, we can however, choose how we react to the challenges we face. We can choose not to let our difficulties paralyze us and we can decide to face our hardships head on. […]

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Cancer Patients are Living Longer Due to Improved Treatment Methods

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Two out of three people with an invasive cancer live five years or more after their diagnoses, according to the results of a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2015. Advancements in treatment methods and early detection have increased cancer survival rates over the last several years, […]

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Healing the body through yoga: Woman gives back to community with yoga classes for cancer patients

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Amelia Coffaro is a 30-year-old acclaimed photographer and certified yoga instructor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two years ago, she was also a stage III inflammatory breast cancer patient. After undergoing a double mastectomy, and 17 months of chemotherapy, radiation, Coffaro is now a cancer survivor. Now she is looking to give back to the community that […]

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This April, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is Reminding Men to Get Screened for Testicular Cancer

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  Testicular cancer is not as common as other cancers, however, according to statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute (it accounts for just 1 percent of all male cancers), it still affects a population of men who are often least likely to seek early treatment: 15 – 35 year olds. Males in their teens […]

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Minnesota Town Turns Pink For Breast Cancer Support

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Showing support for people diagnosed with breast cancer, Adams, a small town in Minnesota, turned its streets pink earlier this year. From clothing to drinks, to food and buildings, not an inch was spared during the “Paint the Town Pink” event. After Debbie Retterath, an Adams town local, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Designs Intimates

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Breast cancer survivor and fashion designer, Dana Donofree, knows all too well the difficulties that come from dealing with breast cancer. From diagnosis, to treatment, to dealing with the aftermath—not a single step is easy. After recovering from a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction and completing treatment, Donofree, couldn’t find intimate apparel to wear that […]

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Darkest Before the Dawn

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Being diagnosed with cancer is a tough moment in anyone’s life. From the initial prognosis, to treatment, to the interim and after effects—not a single moment is easy to bear. After experiencing the struggles that come along with battling cancer, survivors often discover a more profound appreciation for the beautiful moments that life has to […]

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Obesity-Related Cancer Risk Reduction

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While the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables and limiting alcohol intake have been well known for some time, new research suggests these positive lifestyle changes can also reduce a person’s odds of developing obesity-related cancer. A  study conducted at New York University has discovered that lowered alcohol consumption, in combination with a plant-based […]

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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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