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  • Male Breast Cancer

    Posted 2/11/2016 by hhill

      Lots of people, maybe most people who don't live in Cancer World, are unaware that men can get breast cancer. Although the disease is 100 times less common in men than in women, it happens and brings all the same medical treatments and worries as well as additional layers of complexity.

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  • Cancer and Heart Disease

    Posted 2/10/2016 by hhill

      Be forewarned: this is another fairly depressing entry. Aren't we lucky to possibly be included in both groups of "major causes of death for Americans": cancer and heart disease? (note the heavy sarcasm there) A new study reinforces the growing concern that some cancer survivors face an increased risk of heart disease due to their cancer treatments.

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  • The Promise of Immunotherapy

    Posted 2/9/2016 by hhill

      Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a way of boosting the body's natural immune system and defenses to fight cancer. ASCO just named it the 2016 Clinical Cancer Advance of the Year, and there is increasing hype and hope about its value.

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  • Link Between Breast and Thyroid Cancers

    Posted 2/8/2016 by hhill

      We know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and we know that many women get thyroid cancer. However, a new study from the University of Chicago suggests that women who have had one of these cancers are at greater risk (than everyone else) of developing the second kind.

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  • A Film to Consider

    Posted 2/5/2016 by hhill

      Many times, I have directed you to Susan Gubar's wonderful blog in The New York Times. An English professor who has advanced ovarian cancer, she writes eloquently about living with cancer. Her most recent essay is really a movie review about a film called A Woman like Me.

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