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Community Oncology Alliance gives local cancer patients a voice in their care

Susan Allen is a cancer survivor…eight times over. First diagnosed in 2004 with melanoma, she’s also battled stage 3C breast cancer, melanoma a second time, and five bouts of bladder cancer which, according to her doctors, will reoccur for the rest of her life. You don’t face cancer and beat it that many times without learning a thing or two about yourself and what you do and don’t want when it comes to treating your disease. “When I was nauseous,


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Cancer prevention: What can I do to reduce my risk?

Do you smoke? Is being physically active low on your priority list…or not on it at all? Are you overweight? Do your dinners often involve a drive-through? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you have an increased risk of developing cancer at some point in your life. What is cancer prevention? Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 1.6 million people in the United


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6 reasons a prostate cancer screening is important

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1-in-7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, with more than 160,000 new cases estimated for 2017 alone. Prostate cancer screening tests, such as the digital rectal exam (DRE) and the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, allow doctors to detect the disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms appear, increasing the odds of


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