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Focusing on You: Recent Advancements in Lung Cancer Treatment

Patients are living longer, thanks to targeted therapies. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/KmnHq6uQNIY” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez, an oncologist/hematologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses recent advancements in lung cancer treatments helping patients live longer, happier lives. We also meet patient Matilde Quintana, who after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, is now about…

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The Growing Danger of Pancreatic Cancer

Rates of pancreatic cancer are rising. When people list their specific cancer fears, most think of lung, skin, and breast cancers.  According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), pancreatic cancer makes up about 3% of all cancer cases in the United States or about 57,000 new cases in 2020 – but account for about 7%…

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Reduce Chronic Inflammation – With Food

What is inflammation, and why is it so bad for your health? Inflammation is the body’s natural response to fighting infection, injury, and toxins. But, widespread chronic inflammation can damage healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This can cause fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain, and chest pain. Over time, the body’s inflammatory response can…

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Can Proton Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Can the precision of a proton beam keep the hearts of breast cancer patients safe during radiation treatment?  A national collaborative study is now underway to find out. And the results could help define the future of breast cancer radiotherapy treatment. Proton beam therapy, also called proton therapy, is a newer approach to delivering radiation…

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Focusing on You: Who is a Candidate for Genetic Testing?

Who should consider genetic testing? Why is the process so important? [arve url=”https://youtu.be/IW1bcl4MSeQ” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Rachel Silva-Smith, a genetic counselor with the Department of Genetics at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains what genetic testing is, who is a good candidate, and why certain people should undergo testing to see if they have a…

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More Women Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Written by Estelamari Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H. Board-certified hematologist and oncologist Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center If I could share one piece of advice with women age 55 and older who are (or used to be) heavy smokers, I would tell them to ask their doctor about getting screened for lung cancer. Lung cancer kills more women…

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The Breast Cancer Topic No One Talks About

Sex and cancer. You don’t often hear those words in the same sentence. Kristin Rojas, M.D., wants to change that. “I have a special interest in the less talked about aspects of survivorship, like sexual health and intimacy. Twenty years ago, breast cancer wasn’t even talked about. The conversation around survivorship has changed. It’s no…

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Focusing on You: Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Vaccine

Triple negative breast cancer vaccine clinical trial [arve url=”https://youtu.be/8hAvrri-m_c” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Dr. Carmen Calfa, a breast medical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides an update on a clinical trial of an experimental vaccine to stop the recurrence of triple-negative breast cancer. TRANSCRIPTION Pam Giganti: In 2018, Jacki Bennett was the first Sylvester…

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Focusing on You: Dwoskin Proton Therapy Center Opens at Sylvester

New Proton Therapy Center Now Offer Patients Precision Radiation Therapy [arve url=”https://youtu.be/7PrGVk1bYvo” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] The Dwoskin Proton Therapy Center opens its doors to patients. The NCI-designated cancer center offers patients proton therapy, an advanced and very precise type of radiation.   TRANSCRIPTION Narrator: Welcome to the Dwoskin Proton Therapy Center at Sylvester, the…

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Advancing Multidisciplinary Cancer Care in the Age of COVID-19

Written by Nestor Villamizar, M.D. Chest Cancer Surgeon Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center COVID-19 has altered nearly every aspect of our daily lives. In cancer treatment, the pandemic has exacerbated some of the disadvantages of the traditional model of care. Patients have typically visited various medical specialists at different locations several days apart, sometimes without adequate…

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