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Less Can Be More With Hypofractionation Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

In recent years, cancer physicians and radiation oncologists have been whittling away at the length of time for radiation treatment. The goal: to make radiation treatment more convenient for the patient, with fewer side effects.

Bernadette Scruggs at The Gathering Place’s 2019 Race for Place, sponsored by UH Seidman Cancer Center

Advice From a 15-Year Breast Cancer Survivor: Don't Skip Your Annual Mammogram

Less than an hour out of your life can mean the difference between catching cancer early or never knowing what could have been.

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Seamless Care Helps Teacher Return To Classroom After Breast Cancer Treatment

Exactly one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, teacher Alison Berger is returning to the classroom, a vivid illustration of how well a patient can recover with a strong support network at home and the hospital.

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How Scalp Cooling Can Help Lessen Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Scalp cooling is a process that can help lessen hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. It uses a specially fitted cap that you wear before, during and after chemo. The cap is hooked up to a machine that keeps it cold.

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Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Has New Approach With One-Time Treatment

The therapy is used when the standard treatment for multiple myeloma – a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplant – is no longer effective.

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Using the Body’s Immune System To Fight Cancer

Immunotherapy is a new, groundbreaking approach to treating cancer that harnesses the body’s own natural defenses to fight tumors.

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Cooking Out? How to Avoid the Potential Health Hazards of Grilling

Outdoor grilling is one summer’s great pleasures, but the alluring sound of sizzle and smell of smoke also can mean possible health hazards. Cooking meat at high temperatures creates compounds that are linked to cancer.

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Colon Cancer Screening Options: What's Right For You?

Colon cancer can be prevented with regular screening and early treatment. Learn about your choices for screening and what's best for you.

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