Immunotherapy & Melanoma

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Treatment types for melanoma skin cancer can vary, depending on skin type, cancer type, how much the cancer has spread and by its stage. Common treatment options for melanoma include surgery, targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiation, clinical trials and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that uses targeted drugs to convince the body’s immune … Continued

Five Things to Know About Testicular Cancer

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Though rare, it is important for all men to learn about testicular cancer and know what to look for should they experience any concerning symptoms. Testicular cancer is highly treatable and usually able to be removed completely upon detection. According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 99 percent survival rate for testicular cancers … Continued

Latest Advancements in Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Risk Factors While esophageal cancer can occur for a number of reasons, research continues to advance in determining genetic drivers of the cancer. Researchers have found that certain genetic mutations are more commonly connected to people who have been diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus, which is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is … Continued

Why You Should Register to Donate Bone Marrow as a Minority

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If a blood cancer patient is a good candidate for a blood and marrow transplant, they must be matched with a donor with the same human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type. Finding a matched donor for marrow is different and much more complex than finding a matched blood donor. This is because HLA is a type … Continued