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  • Targeted Therapy May Help Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    March 14, 2020
    Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of breast cancer with no hormone receptors for progesterone and estrogen in its cells. The cells do not overexpress the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 genes.  That explains why it has some of the highest recurrence rates and low survival rates. The standard treatment for triple-negative breast cancer includes radiation, surgery,...read more
  • Treating Skin Cancer with High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

    February 14, 2020
    Non-melanoma skin cancer comprises the common basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, as well as the rare T-cell lymphoma, basosquamous carcinoma, Merkel cell tumors, and Kaposi sarcoma.  The key risk factors for these skin cancers are sun exposure, immunosuppression, toxic, and ionizing radiation exposures. Skin cancers may not cause mortality, but they impact the physical appearance, functional status, and...read more
  • Breathing Symptoms that May Indicate the Presence of Lung Cancer

    January 17, 2020
    Lung cancer is a deadly form of cancer that occurs when cancerous cells multiply uncontrollably to form tumors in the lung. In most cases, lung cancer does not cause symptoms until it has progressed to other body parts. Its symptoms can impact the daily life of a patient. One breathing symptom, in particular, can cause difficulty in performing daily...read more

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