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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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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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