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Survivorship Visit

What’s a ‘Survivorship Visit’ After Cancer Treatment?

The “face” of head and neck cancer has changed over the past five years because the cause of these cancers is shifting. An estimated 51,000 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancers will occur in the United States this year. It’s twice as common in men as in women,...

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Women: Cancer Screenings You’ll Need, By Age

Worried about cancer? Click here to get a call back from one of our cancer experts.  When it comes to cancer, the best defense is often an offense in the form of routine screenings, especially because many cancers grow long before you’ll experience or recognize a symptom. Screenings can include bloodwork, diagnostic...

Cancer and Obesity

12 Cancers Associated with Excess Weight, Obesity

Most of us know that excess weight or becoming obese increases our risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and other conditions increases. But did you know that we also increase our risk for certain cancers, too? According to a World Cancer Research Fund report, at least 12 cancers are associated...

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Sun Can Damage Your Skin in 15 Minutes

There’s good news and not-so-good news about skin cancer. While it’s the most common form of cancer in the United States – with more cases diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined – it is also one of the most preventable forms. “Prevention just takes a bit of awareness and preparation...

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9 Health Benefits of Sunshine

Usually, at this time of year, we like to warn people about the dangers of too much sunshine or too little protection from sunshine. Not today  — or at least until about 500 words from here. In so many ways, glorious sunshine is good for your health. Here are a...


Aggressive Treatment and Bone Marrow Transplant Help MidState Patient Beat Leukemia

For months Tracy Seguljic hadn’t been feeling well.  She had recently lost her husband to glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer—and believed she was just suffering from exhaustion, brought on by her grief and the months spent caring for her husband and two teenage sons. After experiencing shortness of breath,...

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Why You Should be Skeptical About FDA-Approved Cancer Test by Mail

The recent Food and Drug Administration decision allowing people to be tested for hereditary cancers through the mail may be more challenging than it seems. Dr. Sapna Khubchandani,  a breast specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hematology Oncology practice in Waterford, says it is “concerning” that the genetic testing...