Archive - September 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:57pm
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and is also celebrated as Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month. I’d like to recognize both by sharing with you a research project that is aimed at improving treatment options for lymphoma, which is the third most common type of childhood cancer and also one of the most common in adolescents and young adults.
While the month itself is only 30 days long, we are constantly exploring new options—and new hope—for children with cancer. Now three years in the making, my childhood lymphoma study has two...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 8:51am
If you smoke, quit. It will be the smartest decision you make on your journey to fight cancer. There’s nothing more damaging to your treatment and overall health than tobacco use. The sooner you quit the better. Smoking decreases your chance of survival, increases your chance of cancer recurrence, and exposes you to a number of other ailments – including a second cancer down the road, pulmonary disease and heart disease.
It’s known that tobacco causes many types of cancer. Unfortunately, it’s often overlooked that smoking changes the course of your disease...
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