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COVID-19 Shifts Oncology to Telemedicine

Telemedicine is playing an important role in helping to fight the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the need for patients to visit medical facilities to meet with physicians. While it is not without challenges as patients may not have access to or understanding of the technology, some doctors see it…...

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What cancer patients need to know about COVID-19

Cancer patients will typically have a weakened immune system as a result of their therapies making them more vulnerable to the Corona Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to the steps everyone can take such as frequent hand washing, not touching their face, and social distancing, there are additional things cancer…...

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Boost your immune system to help fight disease

The science is not really settled on whether or not you can “boost” your immune system. The immune response is a complex system and there is still a lot that science does not understand about how it functions. We do know that there are steps you can take to keep…...

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The impact of exercise on cancer risk

There is strong evidence that higher levels of physical activity are linked to lower risk of several types of cancer including bladder cancer, breast cancer. colon cancer, stomach cancer and more. There is some evidence linking exercise to the survival of other cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stomach cancer, and malignant…...

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Coronavirus insights for cancer patients

Patients with cancers such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and multiple myeloma face a higher level of risk from Coronavirus. Additionally, any patient currently undergoing cancer treatment faces increased risk as well. Read More...

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Tips to reduce your cancer risk

If you are concerned about cancer prevention the Mayo Clinic suggests seven steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk. It’s hard to keep track of all the reports and studies about cancer prevention and many of them often contradict each other. What is well known is that your…...

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A Strategy to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Vaccination, screening, treatment and palliative care are the key interventions of WHO’s Draft Global Strategy towards the Elimination of Cervical Cancer as a Public Health Problem, the fourth most common cancer in women. On World Cancer Day, new estimates show that this strategy could save more than 62 million girls and…...

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Study warns of growing cancer burden across India

In a recent paper: “History of Growing burden of Cancer in India: From Antiquity to 21st century” Mohandas K. Mallath of the Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, and Robert Smith from Kings College, London show that India’s cancer burden will continue to increase as a result of the ageing of its…...

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Largest recorded drop is US Cancer deaths

From 2016 to 2017—the most recent period for which we have complete statistics—America’s death rate for cancer saw “the largest single-year drop ever recorded.” So says the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2020 report, which notes that the 2.2 percent drop that year was part of a larger 29 percent…...

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Varian Ships 3,000th TrueBeam System

In late August 2019, Varian shipped the 3000th TrueBeam® radiotherapy system, representing a major milestone. Production of the unit began in late July, followed by quality control testing in early August. The 3000th TrueBeam was purchased by SUM Ultimate Medicare, a healthcare initiative of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha,…...

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