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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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Pancreatic cancer has long had a poor prognosis due to its ability to aggressively spread and its inherent resistance to therapy.  After years of little progress in treatment, two separate breakthroughs in understanding the biology of these tumors have placed two new potential therapies on the horizon.

The pancreatic cancer research program at Fred Hutchinson, led by Dr. Sunil Hingorani, is responsible for the discoveries.  With both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Dr. Hingorani studies the biological basis for pancreatic cancer's resistance.  Research was historically difficult because the cancer is usually not diagnosed until it is already in a late stage.  To better understand these tumors, Dr. Hingorani started by developing a live mouse model that allowed him to examine the disease from inception all the way through the advanced stages.

In the first prong of his double breakthrough, Dr. Hingorani discovered that pancreatic cancer creates a protective shield distributed throughout the mass.  This shell-like tissue is similar to scar tissue.  

For most people, toys and trinkets come to mind when thinking about 3D printing.  For the medical world, however, the technology ushers in the possibility of new therapies and treatments.  Cancer patients requiring reconstructive surgery are likely to benefit from some recent landmark operations that have used this technology.

Printing a Pelvis

Dr. Craig Gerrand, a British orthopedic surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, replaced a cancerous pelvis with one that was constructed by 3D printing.  The patient was a 60-year-old man suffering from chondrosarcoma, a relatively rare form of bone cancer.  The entire right side of the patient's pelvis needed to be removed.  If the pelvis could not replaced, Dr. Gerrand would be unable to reattach the patient's leg.  The leg would be unusable.

With 3D printing technology, a custom replacement pelvis was generated.  Using information from both MRI and CT scans, the surgical team calculated the exact dimensions needed for the pelvis implant.  Armed with these measurements, Stanmore Implants was able to

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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: http://www.

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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