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I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has prepared a guide for teens who have learned their parent has cancer. The initial points the NCI conveys to teens include: • Many people survive cancer •...
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  • Wed May 18, 2011 · Like2
My goal is to see that no woman has to face cancer alone
“You have cancer” Three of the most dreaded words you can hear from your doctor. Your world has changed and you feel a loss of control. A moment ago you were a student, parent, wife, maybe ev...
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  • Mon May 16, 2011 ·
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Jen Singer, a lymphoma survivor, created the website Parenting With Cancer to help others find resources when cancer has entered their family. She addresses the role of a spouse or partner of a can...
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  • Fri May 13, 2011 · Like1
I'm Will B, and I support someone with cancer
Post Esophageal Cancer: Wondering if laser treatments are helpful in reducing a mass of "abnormal" (but non-cancerous) cells lining the esophagus wall. A stricture makes it painful to swallow even ...
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  • Wed May 11, 2011 ·
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
The Colon Cancer Alliance is presenting a webinar titled "Understanding and Navigating Clinical Trials" Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8-9:30pm ET / 7-8:30pm CT / 6-7:30pm MT/ 5-6:30pm PT The webin...
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  • Wed May 11, 2011 ·
I'm vikingrose, and I support someone with cancer
Diagnosed end of December. Had checkups every six months. Absolutely no symptons. One nighttime pill only medicine at 72 years of age. Protein level spiked and then came the diagnosis. Was told...
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  • Tue May 10, 2011 ·
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Dr. Vicki Rackner has written a wonderful article for caregivers identifying tips to maintain hope. She describes hope, "like a vase that contains your sweet-smelling, colorful dreams. And drea...
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  • Thu May 5, 2011 ·
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Four medical centers are actively recruiting additional new patients in Northwest Biotherapeutics clinical trial of DCVax® immune therapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer. The trial i...
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  • Tue May 3, 2011 ·
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Robotic surgery has become a mainstream tool for removing a variety of head and neck tumors, and can even treat cancers in the narrow area beyond the tongue at the top of the voice box. Transoral R...
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  • Tue May 3, 2011 · Like1
I'm Mary Smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Seattle Genetics has filed for marketing approval of the drug brentuximab as a treatment for systemic ALCL and hodgkin's lymphoma when the cancers have not responded to other drugs, or have returne...
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  • Tue May 3, 2011 ·

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