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    Can I really get throat cancer from oral sex? Michael Douglas says so.

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Head and Neck Cancer, Throat Cancer, Uncategorized

    Michael Douglas blamed his throat cancer on oral sex. Could he be right? Everyone knows (or should know) that smoking causes lung cancer. If you think about it, you’ll realize that your mouth, throat and voicebox can’t get out of the way. They are exposed to the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke as well....

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    Options for women with BRCA gene mutations who are considering breast reconstruction surgery

    by  • May 23, 2013 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Reconstructive Surgery, Uncategorized

    With the recent news regarding Angelina Jolie’s courageous story, questions about breast cancer treatment as well as breast reconstruction have become common topics for discussion. Women who learned they have a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have an approximately 5-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Another way to describe this would...

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    American Cancer Society Issues Guidelines Regarding Lung Cancer Screening

    by  • May 16, 2013 • Cancer Screening, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Uncategorized

    Lung cancer remains the biggest killer among all cancers.  Unfortunately, by the time lung cancer leads to symptoms, the cancer is already in advanced stages about 75 percent of the time. But we can do more in the war against lung cancer.  In previous years, multiple studies evaluating the use of screening by chest...

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    Lung-Sparing Treatment Options for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Uncategorized

    Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a thoracic disease process that affects those with prior inhalational exposure to asbestos. It originates in the pleural space and progresses by local extension to involve the ipsilateral lung and adjacent structures. Often, there is a very long and variable latency period (from exposure to disease manifestation) that can range...

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    Not all lung cancers are created equal: the clinical relevance of the new classification of lung adenocarcinoma

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Uncategorized

    Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths, and lung cancer survival remains by and large discouraging on account of the advanced stage in which most cancers are diagnosed. This is spite of technological advances in detection and treatment.  However not all lung cancers are equal.  The most common type of lung cancer...

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