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    • 10 JUL 15
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    July Is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

    July is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month! Bladder cancer occurs predominantly in elderly men and less frequently in women and younger men. Many bladder cancers are thought to be caused by exposure to cancer-causing agents that pass through the urine and come into contact with the bladder lining. The most important risk factor for bladder cancer

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    • 15 MAY 15
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    National Cancer Survivors Day – Hope Grows Here!

    Our patients are invited to celebrate QMA’s annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 10th – our theme this year is “Hope Grows Here”. Each patient / survivor will receive a beautiful flower pot with a succulent plant already inside it. This plant will symbolize the continuous growth of hope we offer our patients

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    • 01 MAY 15
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    May Is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    May Is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Do you know the ABCDEs of Melanoma? A – Asymmetrical Shape* Melanoma lesions are often irregular, or not symmetrical, in shape. Benign moles are usually symmetrical.   B – Border Typically, non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders. Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define.   C – Color The presence of

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    • 29 APR 15
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    “A positive BRCA test does not mean a leap to surgery”

    When I was in high school, my tenth grade English teacher, Mrs. DeAngelo, taught us to read original source material. I am so glad to have had that lesson. Take Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s well written piece in the NY Times – first hand.  No summary or newscaster’s blurb gets to the nuances of the matter otherwise.

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    • 20 MAR 15
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    Immunotherapy – Look How Far We’ve Come

    Immunotherapy – Look How Far We’ve Come

    Cancer treatment and information are evolving so rapidly that keeping up with developments could be a full-time job. It’s a great problem to have. What used to be a scary diagnosis full of unknowns is now often a hopeful partnership of discovery and treatment between doctor and patient. As an example, I remember visiting my

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