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    Scripps Clinic Conducts Study On The Use Of Canines In Detection Of Cancer

    They can fetch. They can roll over and play dead. But can dogs really detect cancer? A study being conducted at Scripps Clinic in San Diego is investigating the possibility that “man’s best friend” may also be able to detect cancer by sniffing urine samples. Society has been using ...

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    Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

    Approximately 6 percent of the American population will eventually develop advanced colorectal cancer. The good news is that if detected early, colon cancer can be cured by surgery alone. Even better news—unlike most cancers, cancer from the colon and rectum can be completely prevented. ...

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    Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be useful in up to 60 percent of patients with colorectal cancer seen by Scripps Cancer Center specialists. The treatment is most effective earlier in the course of colorectal malignancy (Stages II and II) when given immediately before or after surgery, especially when the lymph ...

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    Award-Winning Cookbook Serves Up Delicious Meals for Cancer Patients

    Kris Ghosh, MD, had the question come up from patients again and again – what should I eat while I’m being treated for cancer? The question came up so much that Dr. Ghosh, a gynecologic oncologist for the Scripps Cancer Center, decided to co-author a cookbook to help patients stay ...

    • Monday, September 1st, 2003
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    Study Confirms Family History Risk For Prostate Cancer

    A large research review confirms that having a father or brother with prostate cancer is a major risk factor for the disease, lending support that men with a family history should have early and regular screenings, according to researchers. The study, published in the April 15th issue of Cancer ...

    • Monday, June 2nd, 2003
  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Survivor Enjoying Second Chance at Life

    “The first thing to go was my tennis game,” says Larry Bartlett, recalling the day he realized he wasn’t feeling well. “A friend I always whipped in tennis beat me.” He and his tennis partner, an athletic attorney of 36, reasoned it was “just a matter of not ...

    • Monday, March 3rd, 2003
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    Cancer Pain: The Right to Relief

    Cancer pain, which is usually caused by either tissue or nerve damage, is experienced by 30 percent to 50 percent of cancer patients undergoing treatment. As high as 90 percent of patients with advanced cancer suffer pain. But for the vast majority of cancer patients, pain can be successfully ...