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Scalp-Cooling Caps May Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Mar 23, 2017

Treating cancer with chemotherapy has long been associated with imminent hair loss, but perhaps no longer. Women’s health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says "scalp cooling" techniques have been found to reduce hair loss for many undergoing chemotherapy. Learn how the process works and how "cool ...

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The Importance of Cancer Clinical Trials and How You Can Get Involved

Mar 22, 2017

Medical clinical trials are about more than just testing medications, they provide valuable research that can lead to better treatment methods for beating cancer. Dr. Theresa Werner, medical director of the Clinical Trial Office at Huntsman Cancer Institute, talks about how medical trials are ...

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Health Minute: 3 Signs You Might Have Skin Cancer

Mar 10, 2017

Skin cancer is the most common, and preventable, type of cancer. In fact, you might have skin cancer and not even know it. On this Health Minute, Dr. Glen Bowen from Huntsman Cancer Institute discusses three signs that can indicate you might have skin cancer. Learn more about this topic in the ...

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Physicians Want Lung Cancer Patients to Know This After a Positive Diagnosis

Nov 2, 2016

A positive cancer diagnosis can be an emotionally overwhelming time for the patient and their families. Dr. Wallace Akerly, lung cancer specialist at Huntsman Cancer Institute, says one of the most important things for a patient is understanding their condition while on the road to recovery. Dr. ...

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Steps You Can Take to Decrease Ovarian Cancer Risk

Oct 13, 2016

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly cancers in women. It has no early detection test and the early warning signs are easy to miss. So what steps can you take to help decrease your risk of developing ovarian cancer? According to Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones, cancer is caused by three things: Genes, ...

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Environmental and Behavioral Factors for Getting Cancer

Jul 28, 2016

Cancer is the result of back luck, bad genes, unhealthy behavior, or a combination of all three. While you can't control your luck or your genes, you can control your behavior. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones discusses how behavior can contribute to cancer. She also talks about small lifestyle changes you ...

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Drug Treatment Prevents Polyps In High-Risk Cancer Patients

Apr 19, 2016

A randomized clinical trail led by Huntsman Cancer Institute investigators finds that a combinatorial chemotherapy reduces precancerous polyps by 75 percent in patients at high-risk for cancer. This advance represents the first prevention therapy against the leading cause of death, cancer of the ...

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