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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 cancer strikes, life can turn into a seemingly endless cycle of hospitalizations, surgery, drugs and radiation.  Especially for children, it is easy to lose sight of living in the midst of surviving.  Jaclyn Murphy, a pediatric brain cancer survivor, knows this better than anyone.

At the age of nine, Jaclyn was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain cancer.  Jaclyn had always loved sports, and lacrosse was her game at the time of her diagnosis in 2004.  A hospital photo of a college-level lacrosse player became Jaclyn's motivation to keep going.  Every time she passed it in the hospital hallway, her father would point to the photograph and tell Jaclyn that someday she would be the woman in the picture.

As it turned out, the college lacrosse connection happened far sooner than even her father could have hoped for.  The coach of the Northwestern University women's lacrosse team learned about the little girl who loved the game but was sidelined with brain cancer.  The team's arms opened as the coach invited Jaclyn in, welcoming her at practices and games.  

A cancer diagnosis can make you feel alone -- but you do not have to be. Many patients across the United States are experiencing a similar range of emotions. For this reason and many more, a cancer support group could benefit you. Here are some signs you should consider a cancer support group.
1. You Would Like to Explore Stress-Relieving Measures
Support groups are not a one-size-fits-all approach. One type of support group involves exploring complementary therapies specifically targeted toward cancer patients. This includes support groups that have a meditation aspect or even emphasize some form of physical activity, such as tai chi or stretching.
These support group types re-emphasize that cancer support groups do not take on a one-size-fits-all approach. You can look into support groups at churches, healthcare facilities and even personal support groups at homes to find the group type that best benefits you.
2.  You Have A Computer
While many support groups do happen in person, others can be participated in via signing on

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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