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Archive for September 2020

Ovarian Cancer - Risks and Symptoms

by Jane Ashley

When we think of ovarian cancer, many of us immediately think of Gilda Radner, the Saturday Night Live actress and comedian, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. While the treatment for ovarian cancer has greatly improved in the last 30 years, ovarian cancer’s onset is characterized by vague symptoms. Sadly, even in 2020, only 15% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed in the early stages.

Gilda Radner

An estimated 21,750 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. In the last 10 years, new cases have...

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Immunotherapy and Possible Side effects

by Jane Ashley

Immunotherapy is becoming more prevalent for the treatment of cancer as researchers, through clinical trials, discover more types of cancer that respond to immunotherapy.

Flu Like Symptoms

We, as patients, are still a little bit baffled by how medication can turn on our immune system to kill our cancer. We’ve heard, through the grapevine, that immunotherapy treatment is “much easier” than chemo. For most patients, immunotherapy treatments are easier to tolerate, but immunotherapy does have side effects.

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Prostate Cancer In The News

by Jane Ashley

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, except for skin cancer. Almost 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the US. If prostate cancer is detected early, local or regional stage, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100%. There are an estimated 3 million prostate cancer survivors. 

Prostate Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month so this is a good time to take a look at news about prostate cancer during 2020.
Tolmar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Increases...

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