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    The story of one woman’s revolutionary crusade to take down cancer

    Judith L. Pearson
    Health activist and philanthropist Mary Lasker forever changed the course of medical research and human health, a never-before-told story featured in the new Mayo Clinic Press biography “Crusade to Heal America.” Learn more about this groundbreaking woman in a Q&A with author…
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    Prostate Cancer: ‘To treat, or not to treat, that is the question’

    Craig L. Bowron, M.D.
    Prostate cancer is firmly perched atop the leaderboard for male cancers, being more than twice as common as No. 2 lung cancer, and more than three times as common as No. 3 colon cancer. That‘s why, if you are of a certain age and have a prostate, or know someone…
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    9 Things you can do to reduce or prevent cancer risk

    Cancer is a scary and serious diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, M.D., Preventative Cardiologist at @MayoClinic, shares his story about beating cancer twice, as well as what you can do to prevent – or at least reduce your risk – of developing cancer. This includes:…
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    Proper screening is still the best way to prevent colorectal cancer

    Jessica Saenz
    Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is not unique in the way it forms or spreads. And as the fourth most common type of cancer in the U.S., it isn’t rare. But among cancer types, colorectal cancer is unique in one important way: With regular screening, it can usually…
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    Support group buoys young adults with cancer

    Nicole Brudos Ferrara
    Social Worker Melody Griffith joined Mayo Clinic in 2016 to support the Lymphoma Care team in Arizona. She found herself working with many young adults with cancer. “I quickly realized that it is much different to have a cancer diagnosis as a young person than as an older person,” she…
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    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Immunotherapy for multiple myeloma

    Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer, and it’s now a standard treatment option for people with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in the type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Yi Lin, a Mayo…
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    Lasting physical side effects of cancer

    Cancer and cancer treatments can change how you look and feel about your body. Active treatment is a physically intense journey that can alter your body permanently. You may have scars, changes to your hair and skin, or even lose a body part. Your weight and strength can fluctuate substantially.
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    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Immunotherapy and breast cancer

    Cynthia Weiss
    Q: I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor mentioned using immunotherapy. What is immunotherapy, and how does it differ from chemotherapy? A: Immunotherapy is a newer therapy in the current treatment landscape for breast cancer. It has also been used in treating other cancers, including lung cancer, melanoma…
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    Polygenic risk score and the future of knowing your risk of breast cancer.

    Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    When you hear “breast cancer screening” you probably think “mammogram.” Mammograms have been around for decades and are an extremely important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. This is different from prevention, where the goal is to prevent breast cancer from developing in the first place. New research…