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October 6, 2015

What's in a name? Genetics vs genomics

The words “genetic” and “genomic,” for example, are often used interchangeably, even though they have very distinct meanings, especially when it comes to treating cancer. Learn the critical differences between the two and what they mean to cancer care.

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Breast implants

September 18, 2015

What you need to know about implants after breast cancer

It’s important to recognize the differences between cosmetic breast augmentation and post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Daniel Liu, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at our Illinois hospital, spells out the characteristics surgeons use to help patients choose the right implants.

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Dr. Anita Johnson

September 15, 2015

Advances in breast cancer treatments offer new hope

A surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer at CTCA's Atlanta-area hospital, Dr. Anita Johnson discusses how cutting-edge treatments are offering women hope to manage and overcome the disease.

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Healthy Sex Life

September 8, 2015

Four steps to resuming a healthy sex life after cancer

Sean Cavanaugh, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at our Newnan, Georgia, hospital, offers four basic steps to help patients and their loved ones address intimacy challenges.

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August 20, 2015

Feeling guilty over that cup of java? Relax

If you’re anything like the majority of people, you don’t feel ready to face the day without your morning cup (or two) of coffee. But if you feel guilty about indulging in caffeine, don’t fret.

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August 18, 2015

Jimmy Carter's treatment underscores importance of immunotherapy

Former President Jimmy Carter has become a symbol of hope and resilience during his fight against stage IV melanoma, and now, his openness has shed important light on the emerging science around immunotherapy.

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August 11, 2015

Jimmy Carter diagnosis shows treatment a viable option at any age

Wednesday’s announcement that former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer at 90 years old shows that treatment remains a viable option, determined and designed according to the specifics of each patient’s individual case.

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Dr. Vashi

July 15, 2015

Educated patients have lower risk of infection from home-based IV nutrition

Dr. Pankaj G. Vashi, Chair of the CTCA Department of Medicine, discusses a study he led on the bloodstream infection risk for cancer patients getting home-based IV nutrition.

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Mediterranean diet

July 7, 2015

Mediterranean diets and taking small steps toward a healthier you

Many components of the Mediterranean Diet fall in line with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) guidelines, which recommend limiting processed foods, red meat and alcohol, and working toward a healthy weight, especially if you are overweight or obese. Therefore, it is important to start implementing healthy lifestyle choices, no matter where you are in life’s journey.

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