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    By: Jill Daly From: post-gazette.com Women who get a diagnosis of breast cancer often have little preparation for what comes next, except in stories from their friends, their neighbors, their sisters, their mothers. The good news is that women are surviving cases that years ago were resistant to even the most rigorous treatments. Breast cancer specialists in Pittsburgh say testing ...
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      Thank you for sharing this. So true about treatment. There are so many amazing new treatments that have just come out and are in the pipeline, not just for Breast Cancer (thank you Clinical trail for my first remission in 2014 and Xeloda for my 2d remission in April) but for other cancers as well. Afinittor which was approved for Kidney Cancer 1 week before my oncologist put me on it in April 2010, I've been in remission since 2012 - and that includes being treated for stage 1 breast cancer in[phone number redacted].

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    Registration now open for free, half-day programs in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Houston, and Tampa The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced today that its 2017 Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series will travel to five U.S. cities to ...
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    By: Stephen Matthews From: dailymail.co.uk The exact risk of developing cancer from having the ‘Angelina Jolie gene’ depends on family history, major new analysis shows. BRCA mutations, made famous by the Hollywood actress who was a carrier, are known to heighten the chance of developing the deadly disease. But before now, scientists were unable to provide an accurate percentage for ...
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    Vital Options International (VOI) announced that in honor of Founder Selma Schimmel, who died three years ago this month, it has made available The Cancer Concierge® (www.thecancerconcierge.org), a free organizing eBook. The book, which is based on the system Schimmel used to manage her own cancer treatment, provides patients and their loved ones with strategies for minimizing the stress and ...
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    In a previous blog that I wrote about electronic record keeping in doctors’ offices, I discussed some of the new problems that are facing the healthcare system as a result. In reviewing them, however, I can see some ways that we really can make the new programs work for all of us as patients if we choose to step up ...
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    A Walk With Purpose: Memoir of a Bioentrepreneur By Michael D. Becker “Nothing is as sobering or life-changing as those dreaded words, ‘you have cancer.’ This is a story of a husband, father and bright entrepreneur whose very private struggle with a preventable cancer has been made public with amazing clarity, insight and can’t put-the- book-down humanity.”  -James L Gulley, ...
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