Entries on Cancer

Blood Research: How Donating Blood Helps Advance Living-Saving Treatments and Cures

Health Stories Project has an exciting opportunity for Lymphoma patients living in the Seattle area who are interested in donating blood for research. Each participant can earn up to $345, and your donation could help make a real difference in future research. Click…
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12 Insights Into Melanoma Treatment

As skin cancers go, melanoma is the least common and the most concerning. It can spread from the skin to organs and bones and is most often triggered by UV exposure, especially in those who have a genetic predisposition to this type of…
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A Tough Pill to Swallow: Taking Aromatase Inhibitors to Prevent a Second Breast Cancer

Getting the Diagnosis that No One Wants Judy started getting mammograms yearly when she was forty. Because she has dense breast tissue, her doctor decided that she should also have an ultrasound each year since dense breast tissue makes it more difficult to…
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We’re Sorry, Your Son Has Leukemia

Not Just Another Cold The first decade of the 21st century was pretty rotten for Chris and her family. They experienced multiple losses of loved ones – some young, some old, none easy. They were also a two-career family with three children under…
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From Ulcerative Colitis to Colon Cancer: How Renee Holt Dealt with a Dual Diagnosis

Ulcerative colitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that results in long-term inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine. It can cause stomach discomfort and rapid emptying of the colon. Even though ulcerative colitis has no known cure, through medication and a disciplined…
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It all started with a simple itch. Jason Greenspan was watching TV, thinking about his upcoming senior prom, when he scratched himself and felt a small, hard lump in one of his testicles. “I had a gut feeling it was something,” says Greenspan,…
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 Just Diagnosed with Melanoma? These 24 Messages Are for You

We deliver new health stories each week! –>   Catching melanoma early can save your life, but diagnosis is often a tricky process. After initial discovery of a suspicious mole there is a biopsy (which involves skin tissue being removed and viewed under…
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7 Cancer Survivors You Should Follow

Have you been affected by cancer or another health condition? Sign up to share your experiences with Health Stories Project! Before the 1980’s the definition of a “cancer survivor” was someone who had shown no evidence of cancer for five years. But groups like the National…
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We deliver new health stories each week! –>   Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous time of anticipation. Baby showers, nurseries, and nesting all add to the fun and excitement. Even when morning sickness gets extreme, and doctors’ visits get old, it’s…
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We have a special opportunity for people with advanced melanoma to share their experiences. Learn more about how you can help educate and inspire others. “It’s nothing, I’m fine.” Sound familiar? Some people just don’t like the doctor. Whether it’s fear, busy-ness, shame,…
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