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Sue Russell has rare ocular melanoma. Her life is scans and trials, tears and fear. It's also precious online friends, and a lusty cabaret song.
So far, it is a typical workday. I sit in my office at Chestnut and Seventh on the 15th floor, looking out at the barges on the Delaware River, hoping to finish a few tasks before lunch.
Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors
Like many new relationships, this one developed over a cup of coffee. Except this one might lead to a new drug to inhibit the spread of cancer cells.
An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide.
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis
For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it has grown.
Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States
After age 75, recurrences of colon cancer are rare and the risks of repeated colonoscopies may outweigh the benefits, according to new research.
Instead, low estrogen might be the beneficial factor, researcher suggests
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say
Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise
Vicki Wolf was only 36 when she was first diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. After her third diagnosis 11 years later, the native Philadelphian had a genetic test that revealed what she dreaded and expected: She had inherited a mutation in a gene that made her susceptible to the disease.
If you needed surgery for pancreatic cancer, you probably wouldn't give a thought to what kind of saline solution your surgical team would use.
Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
Katie Hayek had rushed from Philadelphia to New York, and made it to the set just in time to prepare for the day's shooting of The Following.
Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and esophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies.
Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help
Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds
Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily
But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes
Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds
CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking
Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say
Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says
Most were satisfied with their decision, researchers noted
Preliminary research suggests the wrinkle treatment might silence critical nerves that support tumors
New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial
Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say
Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens
Research confirms findings previously noted for whites
More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease
Upcoming Event
Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment as the 7th Annual Cocktails Against Cancer takes place at the Old Pine Center. Old Pine Community Center 401 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA