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Chemotherapy: Why women with early breast cancer might not need it

Breast cancer affects one-in-eight women in the United States, and until recently, chemotherapy was used throughout most stages of treatment. While it destroys cancer cells by targeting rapidly dividing cells, chemo also affects similar normal cells in the same way. Healthy cells that also divide rapidly are found in the blood, mouth, intestinal tract, nose, hair, and so on. Chemotherapy attacks those “good” cells, as well, which is what causes the most common side effects of hair loss, nausea, vomiting,


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Why sunscreen should be your best friend this summer

Everyone wants to have fun in the sun — it’s why we live for the summer months. But the sun does a great deal more than just light up the beach for you. That huge ball of burning gases, some 92 million miles from our world, is vital to the survival of every living thing here. We usually take for granted how it provides light, heat, and life. But with all of the good it does, it also can be


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Immunotherapy offers potentially life-extending alternative to late-stage cancer treatment

The immune system of the human body is an incredibly elaborate system of organs, special cells and other substances that defend the body’s healthy cells from attack by all sorts of disease. Today, cancer physicians are learning to refine a method of using a patient’s own immune system to fight life-threatening, late-stage cancers by altering how the immune system recognizes, attacks and destroys cancer cells the same way it would any other invader. Over the last 30 years, immunotherapy has


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