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Category Archives: Cancer Prevention

When children are in pain or experiencing troubling symptoms, their parents want to do everything in their power to get them the help they need. That means taking them to the doctor’s office. Unfortunately, doctors don’t always catch the signs of something serious, including signs of childhood cancer. Here is a chilling example recently reported …

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Unfortunately, a bill that would have helped victims of delayed cancer diagnoses in New York State failed to make it to the floor of the state Senate before the last legislative session ended. But hopefully, this won’t be the end of “Lavern’s Law.” The bill would have allowed New York State to join the majority …

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With the arrival of Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May, attention clearly will be focused melanoma, which is considered to be the deadliest of skin cancers. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that, in 2015, there will be: 73,870 new cases of melanoma diagnosed 9,940 deaths from melanoma. However, the ACS notes, melanoma …

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The experiences recently shared in public by two actresses – Suzanne Somers and Rita Wilson – underscore why it is so important for people to get a second opinion about a cancer diagnosis. Too often, cancer is misdiagnosed, carrying tragic consequences for patients and their families. One actress, Suzanne Somers, experienced a false-positive diagnosis. As …

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Instead of asking your doctor to assess your risk of skin cancer, you can simply pay between $2 and $5 for an app that will do the same. Does that sound too good to be true? Yes, according to federal regulators. On February 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it reached agreements with …

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