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What to Ask Your Doctor When You Have Breast Cancer

Early detection with self exams and regular, high quality mammograms can catch breast cancer when it’s very treatable. Newer technologies, such as 3D mammography (also called breast tomosynthesis, or DBT) can provide a more accurate assessment. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the news can be overwhelming. To start, you need to find the best team ...  
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The Keck Effect: More Charity

Access to clinical trial helps provide a father of four with a dramatic recovery. At the age of 29, Neil Navarro had a stomachache. It wasn’t the flu, or even food poisoning, and it wouldn’t go away. He was diagnosed with a congenital cyst in his abdomen, which doctors surgically removed. But eight years later, ...  
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Clinical Trial Investigates Efficacy of Low-Dose Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program continue to launch groundbreaking studies into one of the country’s most common cancers. Among the research currently underway at USC Norris is a clinical trial led by Darcy Spicer, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and chief of the division ...  
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Just the Facts: Liver Cancer

Each year, about 21,000 men and 8,000 women contract liver cancer in the United States, and another 16,000 men and 8,000 women die from it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates, there will be more than 41,000 combined cases of cancer of the liver and ...  
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Solving the Puzzle of Liver Cancer

Conditions can make the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer complex, but USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading the way. Each year, about 21,000 men and 8,000 women contract liver cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Liver cancer can be beaten with early diagnosis and effective ...  
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