Category: Other Cancers

Other Cancers

cancer diagnosis - journey of hopeMy Cancer Diagnosis: A Journey of Hope

My cancer diagnosis came as a complete surprise to me. I’d led a pretty healthy life and hadn’t had any major medical issues prior to my diagnosis. I had been in a phase of my life where I was focusing on exercise and weight reduction. I had lost a good amount of weight and I […]

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Lifestyle, Masculinity, Other Cancers

alcohol limitsHow Much Is Too Much? Why It’s Important to Know Your Limits with Alcohol

Imagine showing up at your friend’s house to watch the big game, and there’s no beer in sight. That would be an anomaly, wouldn’t it? Alcohol is so ingrained in our culture that most social settings seem bare without it. So you have a beer. And then another. From here, the most important question is […]

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Other Cancers

glioblastomaFighting the Deadliest Brain Cancer, Glioblastoma

Researchers at Yale Medicine are working to harness the immune system to battle glioblastoma. Tremendous progress has been made in extending the life expectancy for patients suffering from glioblasma, the deadliest of brain cancers. Forty years ago, patient with this cancer diagnosis were given four months to live. Now the median life expectancy is more than 14 […]

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Masculinity, Other Cancers

oncodermatologistSee an ‘Onco-Dermatologist’ for Cancer-Related Skin, Hair, and Nail Problems

Soothing the skin helps cancer patients through treatment. You probably know that oncologists treat cancer and dermatologists specialize in problems related to the skin, hair and nails—but you may not have heard of “onco-dermatology.” It links the two specialties to focus on the prevention and treatment of the skin, hair and nail problems that often arise as side […]

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Lifestyle, Nutrition, Other Cancers

recognizing colorectal cancerColorectal Cancer: What Gen-Xers and Millennials Need to Know

Yale Medicine doctors warn that people as young as age 20 need to be aware of the warning signs. Nobody in their 20s, 30s or 40s gets colorectal cancer, right? Wrong. The truth is that colorectal cancer is on the rise in young adults, and has been for years. That’s why Yale Medicine surgeons who treat […]

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