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Lynn Carpenter, support service assistant, styles one of the free wigs available to women in treatment for cancer at St. Mary. (photo provided by St. Mary Medical Center)

Local Medical Center Offers Free Wig Salon For Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatments

St. Mary Medical Center says they are proud to be the first in Bucks County to offer the program, provided by the American Cancer Society.

05/05/2015

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Childhood Cancer Survivors May Have Complications Down The Road

Some cancer treatments that save the lives of children can lead to problems later on. Screening is necessary.

01/26/2015

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Ardmore Dermatologist Spearheads Effort To Help People With Radiation Tattoos

Cancer patients needing radiation treatment often get small tattoos marking the exact placement for the equipment delivering the treatment. Those marks remain after radiation ends, unless removed by a professional.

05/28/2014

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Brotherly Love: Cuddle My Kids

Cancer treatments can be particular difficult, especially when raising a family. That’s where a Coatesville non-profit organization called “Cuddle My Kids” comes in.

05/27/2014

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Nanotechnology: Science Meets Medicine

I like to call it the merging of science fiction with medicine: scientists call it nanotechnology. For some, it represents great hope.

09/03/2013

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Intermittent Therapy Increases Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer

Researchers found that patients on intermittent therapy for prostate cancer had a 10-20% increase in the risk of death.

04/12/2013

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Treatments That Target Cancer

Cancer treatment has advanced dramatically over the last 15 years. For instance, many of the treatments today actually attack the cancer cells in a more targeted approach which helps eliminate side effects.

06/11/2012

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Senator Diane Allen Gives Keynote Speech At Penn Medicine About Her Battle With Cancer

New Jersey State Senator Diane Allen, the former longtime Philadelphia TV anchor, has fought back from an aggressive cancer, and wants to get the word out for others to do likewise.

04/10/2011

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NRC Sanctions Pa. Doctor In Flawed Cancer Treatments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sanctioned a doctor who performed nearly 100 botched prostate cancer procedures at Philadelphia’s VA Medical Center.

02/24/2011