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  • Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    by Leah Lefler14

  • Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    by Patty Inglish MS33

  • What I thought was a little bump on my nose turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. In this article, I discuss what causes it, how to recognize it, and what you can do to prevent it.

    Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    by MaddieB10

  • In light of the U.S. government’s relaxation of rules surrounding the use of asbestos, now is a good time to look at the health concerns of this mineral.

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    The Dangers of Asbestos

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • This is the story of how I survived a battle with prostate cancer. I received my diagnosis at the age of 38, which is a young age for this disease.

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    Prostate Cancer: A Survivor's Story

    by Akwasi Maru5

  • Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.

    Nourishing Snacks and Drinks for Cancer Patients

    Nourishing Snacks and Drinks for Cancer Patients

    by Cindy Lawson8

  • Twenty-two years after surviving breast cancer, I was diagnosed with stage IV inoperable lung cancer. I decided not to let cancer beat me. This is my story.

    My Battles With Breast and Lung Cancer

    My Battles With Breast and Lung Cancer

    by Susan Zutautas243

  • How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    Cancer Cells vs. Normal Cells: Six Differences

    by LM Gutierrez2

  • Susan Holland was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2016. She shares the story of what led up to the cancer diagnosis, the diagnosis, and the importance of having an advocate.

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    My Experience Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    by Susan Holland18

  • Symptoms of advanced cancer are so cruel. My mother-in-law, the doting grandma to my children, was taken away from us after 25 days in the hospital and 5 days at home. I miss her—my other mom.

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    Liver Metastases - My Mother-in-Law's Final Days

    by Yvonne Teo0

  • The side effects of chemotherapy can be difficult, but they are not as bad as many seem to believe. Here are the more common issues cancer patients face during chemo treatments.

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    by Rebecca Burg3

  • In this article, I will share my journey with Efudix skin treatment. I've included photos to show how my skin changed and notes about how I felt throughout the process. I hope that reading about my experience will help anyone undergoing the same treatment.

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    by mawsonks34

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