What is Immunotherapy?

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In the last few years, the immunotherapies used in clinical trials have demonstrated success for the treatment of certain cancers. If your oncologist has recommended immunotherapy as part of your cancer treatment plan, you may be wondering what it is and how it works. Here are answers to some of the common questions about this … Continued

Why You Should Take Notes During Cancer Appointments

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Whether it’s your first cancer appointment or one of a series, making sure you understand everything you’re being told — from diagnosis to treatment plan — is critical. But that’s easier said than done. You may feel mentally or emotionally overwhelmed by the information you’re being given or not physically able to pay close attention. … Continued

What to Look for and Where to Look for Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s crucial to do a self-exam every month. If you’re not sure whether what you’re looking at might be cause for concern, or if you’re worried that … Continued

What Causes Skin Cancer and How to Prevent It

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According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 5.4 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed annually. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer … Continued

Questions to Ask When Considering a Clinical Trial

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Clinical trials are an integral part of cancer research, as today’s trials are tomorrow’s treatments. The United States Congress declared the month of May National Cancer Research Month. It is a time to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research, and today, May 20 is International Clinical Trials Day. People often have many questions … Continued