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Immunotherapy and Thymic Carcinoma

Immunotherapy Gave Hope for One Thymic Carcinoma Patient

By MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network

It started as a nagging thought, back in November 2012. I just didn’t feel like my usual self, but I couldn’t define why, precisely. Little things crept into the cracks of my well-being and seemed to erode my vitality.

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Benefits of Robotic Prostate Surgery

Benefits of Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery

When surgery becomes the best option for removing prostate tumors, the next question typically is whether robotic prostate cancer surgery is an option, what the risks are and how long the recovery takes.

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Debbie Otani - Nurse Navigator

My Life as a Nurse Navigator

Before becoming a nurse navigator, I was a patient myself forging my own personal journey Read More »

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How to Choose a Prostate Cancer Surgeon

How to Choose the Right Prostate Surgeon

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, surgery might be the best treatment for you. But, before you undergo an operation, you need to feel confident that you are using a surgeon you can trust.

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Nurse Navigators

Nurse Navigators Play a Critical Role in Cancer Care

By The MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network Multidisciplinary Team

At MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network, nurse navigators are the healthcare providers who help with those questions and support patients at every step of their cancer journey.

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Neck Cancer Symptoms

How a Second Opinion Gave One Neck Cancer Patient a Second Chance

By The MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Team

Prior to his diagnosis, Steve L. was a man who lived life to the fullest. That all changed, however, on March 7, 2014, when he noticed a lump in his neck.

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Head and Neck Cancer

Planning to Preserve Function and Appearance After Surgery for Head or Neck Cancer

Functionality isn't the only concern many head and neck cancer patients have. When treatments occur near the face, patients can be concerned about how they will look following surgeries.

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What Are Sarcomas?

Sarcomas: What You Need to Know About This Rare Form of Cancer

Sarcomas are rare, only accounting for 1 percent of cancers diagnosed in adults. That means that many people don't learn about these cancerous tumors of the connective tissue unless they or a loved one have received a sarcoma diagnosis.

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What Is Transoral Robotic Surgery?

Head and Neck Cancer: What to Expect from Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Head and neck cancer can be difficult to manage, but thanks to recent developments in medical technology, surgeons now have more effective ways to treat it.

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Improve Quality of Life for Bone Tumor Patients

Techniques Used to Improve Quality of Life for Bone Tumor Patients

Not only is bone cancer a worrisome diagnosis for patients and their families, the prospect of treating any cancer can be frightening, as you may not know what challenges you can expect or how to overcome them.

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