I wish u knew... The benefits of quitting smoking - even after a cancer diagnosis

Dr. Anil Vachani discusses quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis has many benefits for the patient.

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I wish u knew... Skin cancer 101


Dr. Miller discusses the need to change the perception that having tan skin makes you look healthy and the need for public health to address skin cancer.

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I wish u knew... Lung Cancer: Navigating a new diagnosis


Dr. Anil Vachani discusses lung cancer and coping with diagnosis.

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I wish u knew... Cancer Research & Genetics

Dr. Peter O’Dwyer is a dapper Dubliner who talks a straight game. He didn’t skip a beat when I asked him to share what he wishes people knew more about.


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I wish u knew... Pancreatic Cancer & Family History


Dr. Peter O'Dwyer discusses pancreatic cancer, family history, screening and future research.

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    It’s the day we celebrate the one we love. How that love is shaped depends on the couple. Relationships have a different meaning for cancer survivors. Cancer can make a relationship stronger or tear it apart. I remember a number of phone calls with a guy in the Boston area, whose wife was going through…

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  • Why You Should Like the Weather Channel and Classical Music

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    When I was going through treatment, I took an especial liking to the Weather Channel. My future was so uncertain. Live or die? In or out of the hospital? Sickness or health? It was a toss up. But no matter my situation, there was always tomorrow, and I was fairly certain I’d make it to…

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  • Brown Bag Chat: Prostate Cancer Treatment: Where are we now?

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    Live OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:30-1:30 PM EST Ask the OncoLink experts your questions about prostate cancer treatment. A transcript will be available after the event in case you miss it. Prostate Cancer Treatment: Where are we now? Experts Alan Wein, MD, Chief of the Division of Urology at Penn Medicine.…

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  • Five People

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    Will the 5 people not affected by cancer in anyway please stand up? I have come to the conclusion that if there are 5 people in this country who don’t have cancer themselves or have any close relatives or friends with cancer, they have won the health lottery. I honestly believe that we are now…

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