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Jan 31 2020

World Cancer Day: Stepping into a cancer-free world together

Cancer remains one of the greatest enemies to our health and wellbeing in the 21st century. At the current rate, it will soon surpass cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death. Almost none of us are untouched by cancer;

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Jan 21 2020

The Anatomy of Treatment: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

“It’s common for patients to be psychologically affected upon learning that they have cancer. Cancer patients require special care, both physically and mentally.

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Jan 10 2020

Raising the Stakes: How One Investor’s Stock Pick led to His Own Survival from Cancer

This is the story of Rudolf, a Swiss investment banker who made the decision to raise his stakes and seek treatment at the very hospital he was tracking on the stock market.

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Dec 24 2019

Meet the Next Game Changer: Drugs Attacking Faulty DNA Repaired Mechanism Wow International Experts at ESMO 2019

The European Society for Medical Oncology’s annual meeting is one of the greatest gatherings of oncological experts anywhere in the world. Every year, researchers and physicians come together to share their findings and experiences in providing treatment for cancer patients.

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Dec 18 2019

Over the horizon: A new life after the Horizon Regional Cancer Center

It is hardly possible to talk about the Horizon Regional Cancer Center’s new logo without mentioning the symbolism of the horizon, which stands for the enduring, obtainable hope that lies in sight.

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Dec 11 2019

Across the Cancerous Sea: Your Doctor, Your Navigator.

In the same way that maps help seafarers to chart a course to their destination, the diagnosis and guidance from the medical staff at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center help patients to navigate the route back to good health.

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Dec 02 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine: Oxygen Sensing and the Clue to “Switch-off” Cancer

Almost everyone knows that oxygen is fundamental to the survival and well-being of humans. But how do our cells sense and adapt to the change in oxygen levels? The 2019 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of this answer, which also gives us new clues in solving the mystery of cancer: anti-VEGF therapy.

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Nov 22 2019

Mind Over Cancer: Positive Thought Can Set You Free

“Positive thinking, not putting too much pressure on yourself and always believing that you are in fact cancer free, living a happy life as you normally do, that is the key to being cured of cancer.”

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Nov 15 2019

Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Fear Unfounded

“Radiation therapy is painless, no different from getting an x-ray. The duration of a course varies depending on the patient’s condition. Prostate cancer may require eight weeks, whereas breast cancer might need six weeks, and lung cancer six to seven weeks. Radiation therapy is spread out over a long period to ensure that the patient’s healthy cells are less damaged by the radiation.”

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