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

30 Radiation, 4 Chemo Treatments, 4 Surgeries. She is a cancer survivor, a photographer, cinematographer, speaker, educator, owner and CEO of Unashamed Imaging.


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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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Imaging studies allow your oncologist a view inside the body without the need for more invasive measures. Imaging is a vital part of cancer diagnosis and treatment because it allows a physician to determine the presence of cancerous cells and to what degree (if any) the cancer has spread. However, the imaging type recommended can vary based on the kind and location of the cancer you have. Here are some brief explanations of why your doctor may choose a PET scan over an ultrasound or an MRI over a mammogram (or vice-versa).
What It Is
: A mammogram is a type of X-ray that detects tumors or calcifications in the breast.
Best for Detecting: Mammograms are used for detecting breast cancer, determining the size of a tumor or determining if a tumor has shrunk following breast cancer treatments. Mammograms can be either screening or diagnostic. Screening mammograms are performed in women as a precautionary measure to identify potentially cancerous cells. Diagnostic mammograms are performed after a doctor has diagnosed a woman
After a cancer diagnosis, it is important that you receive the right care that makes you feel a part of your treatment. But finding the place to deliver the "right" care can sometimes seem a challenge. For this reason, cancer hospitals can apply for accreditation from major organizations, such as the American College of Surgeons, Association of American Cancer Institutes or National Cancer Institute. Hospitals must complete extensive accreditation procedures reporting outcomes, patient surveys and more to receive these accreditations. The following are a few examples of organizations that offer accreditation in the United States.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has accredited an estimated 1,500 hospitals, treatment centers and cancer facilities in the United States. To be eligible for accreditation, hospitals must meet certain requirements as well as participate in a survey or a site visit to the hospital to speak with medical providers and view the services.
Examples of requirements include a cancer

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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

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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