Category: Cancer

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May 17, 2024

Cancer Care: What You Need to Know About Chemotherapy

Chemo can be an effective treatment, but it does have side effects to consider.


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May 2, 2024

When Should You Get a Mammogram?

Breast cancer is most treatable when caught early, so don’t delay.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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Woman wearing head scarf to cover bald head smiles while talking to providers

April 19, 2024

Navigating Cancer: Understanding Tumor Grades and Stages

Generally, these indicators tell how much your disease is spreading and growing.


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April 18, 2024

Cancer Care: What to Expect During Radiation Therapy

Has your doctor recommended this treatment? Here’s what you need to know.

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

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April 9, 2024

Expert Advice for Living with Chronic Cancer

Sometimes the disease can be managed long term to preserve quality of life.

Cancer, Your Care

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UNC Health patient advocate Missy Van Lokeren with her family

February 5, 2024

Cancer Patients Donate Tissue to Help Find New Treatments

UNC researchers are partnering with patient advocates on an innovative program.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Patient Stories

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January 24, 2024

How Medical Advances Are Improving Glioblastoma Care

Researchers are working to give people more time after a brain tumor diagnosis.

Brain Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials

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December 6, 2023

Types and Treatment of Salivary Gland Cancer

Here’s how to recognize this rare cancer and what to expect during treatment.

Cancer, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Head and Neck Surgery

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UNC patient Hanna with her Dr. Higgins and Dr. Rauf

November 9, 2023

What You Need to Know About Glioma Brain Tumors

The location and severity of this rare condition determine how doctors treat it.

Brain Cancer, Neurology, Patient Stories

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UNC Health patient Betsy Nay

October 30, 2023

Are More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer?

As researchers track early-onset cancers, women can take steps to reduce their risk.

Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Women's Health

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September 5, 2023

Q&A: The Link Between Body Weight and Cancer

Carrying extra body fat increases your cancer risk, but you can take steps to reduce it.

Cancer, Weight Loss

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UNC Health patient Sherri Rollins with her family

August 15, 2023

Cancer Survivor Says ‘Be Your Own Advocate’—Here’s How

In the face of a bleak situation, Sherri Rollins kept fighting for the best care.

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Patient Stories

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