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Cancer in your esophagus, the tube that runs from your throat to your stomach, is one of the most frequently reported and a leading cause of cancer deaths around the world. Most cases are reported in developing countries. Early esophageal cancer typically causes no symptoms. However, its chemical markers are present in the earliest stage. A new device being tested in England takes advantage of that to allow early detection of esophageal and other types of cancer. Faith Lapidus reports.
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30 Radiation, 4 Chemo Treatments, 4 Surgeries. She is a cancer survivor, a photographer, cinematographer, speaker, educator, owner and CEO of Unashamed Imaging.

Meet and greet in honor of Clare Minnerath, cancer survivor. All proceeds went to the Gloria Gemma Foundation.


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The fight against childhood cancer got a big bump at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which welcomed a check for $1 million Monday. (Jan. 14, 2019)

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When a woman starts to lose her hair as a result of cancer treatment, it can be an enormous blow to her self-confidence and self-esteem. Not only is she worried about losing her femininity, but she’s also concerned as to what reactions she’ll receive from others: being a bald woman, in a culture where female baldness isn’t as socially acceptable as it is in males, usually says to the world that you have cancer, and people can feel a little uncomfortable around someone with cancer. And if that wasn’t enough, this all happens at a time when a woman’s main objective is to stay as healthy as she possibly can. It can be a very trying time.

Very few women choose to hang on to their hair once it starts to fall out: as soon as they’re greeted by strands of hair strewn across their pillowcase on waking, most have their hair cut short. This usually helps a woman make the transition from having a full head of hair (albeit one that’s thinning rapidly) to a head covered with soft stubble, which is what most women opt for. Shaving one’s head at this stage is also a practical move -- you won’t

When you're diagnosed with mesothelioma, leukemia or another type of cancer and you and your doctor agree that chemotherapy is the best treatment route to go, you can quickly feel affected physically and mentally by the drugs. While chemotherapy drugs attack cancer cells, you can counteract the effects they have on your skin and nails with at-home mini spa treatments.  By treating yourself to luxurious spa treatments at home you can feel more beautiful and also reap the benefits of relaxation and stress-reduction.  Try one or more of these at-home spa treatments to look and feel more beautiful.

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Oatmeal is known to provide soothing relief to dry, red, irritated skin.  Mix one tablespoon of oatmeal with an equal amount of plain yogurt or coconut oil.  Smooth the mixture over your freshly washed and dried face and allow it to remain on your skin for ten minutes.  The oatmeal will help soothe dryness and irritation, while the yogurt will tackle inflammation and the oil will add moisture.

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Published on Aug 31, 2016

Phillip Martin Pierorazio, M.D. is an expert in treating urinary-tract malignancies—including kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, adrenal, penile and urethral cancers. He performs both open and minimally invasive surgeries. These include laparoscopic and robotic surgeries of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer. He has a special interest in kidney cancer and performs such specialized procedures as partial nephrectomy for early-stage disease and high-risk surgeries for advanced urological cancers. He is the Director of the Division of Testicular Cancer and works with a number of testicular cancer advocacy groups around the country. Learn more about Dr. Pierorazio at:

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The cover of the book "Nowhere Hair" shows a mom, little girl and dog playing on the beach. But there's something a little different about this mom: she doesn't have hair. This is the premise of "Nowhere Hair," a book written by Sue Glader to help parents explain cancer and chemotherapy treatments to children.

The book's narrator is a little girl whose mom is missing her hair. The little girl goes looking for her mother's hair all throughout her home. Her mother explains to her daughter that medicine made it fall out, and that it was nothing the little girl did to make that happen. Written in rhyme, the book covers many sensitive topics, such as cancer, wearing hats and scarves to cover a head and that some people look different, which is okay.

The organization selected the book for children ages 3 to 12 to help kids understand a parent's diagnosis. The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards also selected the book as its 2011 Gold Medal Winner in the "Health" category.

Author Sue Glader is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Marin County, California. She Life can change on a dime. It's what you do after you pick up the pieces that counts.

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This interview was taped in April 2013, prior to the "Fashion For Jandie" benefiting event.

Jandie's story is long and heart breaking about her battle with stage four Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma; But to summarize it- in the beginning, she was rejected by doctors when complaining about her excruciating leg pain, being accused of only wanting pain killers. They eventually sent her to physical therapy creating pressure and strain, thus causing her leg to break, all the while not knowing she had bone cancer. Since the doctors pushed her away instead of trying to figure out the issue, her cancer then spread to her lungs until it was finally found.

On February 9th, 2015, she found out the cancer was now in her brain, as well. February 11th she had emergency brain surgery and they were only able to remove 80% of the tumor, as the remaining 20% was up against a blood vessel that affects her motor skills.

Jandie has also had tremendous stress with her finances in supporting her battle against cancer. Her medical bills are deep in collections, and every month she has