Fighting Cancer

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Compassion — and Creams — for Cancer Survivors

Lindy Snider, a cancer survivor herself, talks about her line of skin care products for cancer patients. When two of Lindy Snider’s closest friends were...
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Raising the Ante in the Anti-Oxidant Argument

Can these so-called life savers, heralded as cancer fighters, actually harm you? Walk into a vitamin or health food store — or simply browse the...
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Blind Technicians Trained to Detect Breast-Cancer Tumors

A select group of blind German technicians are being trained to use their highly sensitized touch to examine patients for tumors, in some cases discovering...
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Cancer Drama With a Script Worthy of Hollywood

By Elyse Glickman A Philadelphia actor transplanted to Los Angeles, where he is diagnosed with leukemia, finds a bone marrow donor in his hometown. Philadelphia-born Robert...
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Robot Keeps CHOP Patient Linked to Florida School

Kyle Weintraub, a 13-year-old battling a rare form of cancer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, telecommutes to his day school in South Florida...
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A Floating Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

As dragon boat competitors take to the water for their first practices of the season, members of a local team comprised entirely of breast...
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Israeli Breast Cancer Survivor Filling a Niche With Nipples

Michelle Kolath-Arbel created Pink Perfect to provide prosthetic nipples for breast cancer patients like herself. KFAR SABA, Israel — Michelle Kolath-Arbel squeezes a nipple, rolling...
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Is Ovarian Cancer 
a Death Sentence?

The deadliest of all gynecologic cancers has a greater likelihood of striking women of Ashkenazi descent.      We don’t get to pick which cancer strikes us or...
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The Hard ‘Cell’: Is Cancer Insurance Worth It?

Are you gambling with future costs if you don't purchase specialized cancer insurance? Sometimes it seems as if we live in a world where we...
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Walk on By: Lacing Up Can Help Beat Cancer

Exercise may be a "secret" factor in helping to stave off cancer. When Gina Rugel was nearing the end of a recent two-day bicycle trip...