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Outsmarting This Year’s Flu Bug

If this year plays out like most, next month should start to see the peak of the annual flu season. However, recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that this year’s flu vaccine is missing about half of the key strains that are currently circulating. Specifically, the CDC found that 52 percent […]

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Flu Season is Here. Are You Ready?

The cold and flu season is upon us, and efforts to protect patients from catching a viral infection have been underway at SCCA for months. Seasonal  flu most commonly peaks between December and February, and cancer increases the risk of developing complications from a typical flu virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that […]

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Shave the Date for Movember!

Movember is a worldwide movement aimed at raising awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. The idea is for guys to shave their face on November 1 (or Movember 1) and grow a moustache for the month. Individually and collectively, all those moustaches (or mo’s as they’re called) become talking points for men’s health and a […]

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Day

Substantial advances have occurred in the field of breast cancer during the 20 years in which I’ve been caring for patients with metastatic disease. I had a chance to reflect on this last month, when I saw a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient whose sister had also been a patient of mine. The sister died […]

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Fridays with Dr. Gralow

Editor’s Note: Dr. Julie Gralow is the director of Breast Medical Oncology at SCCA. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve asked Dr. Gralow to answer readers’ questions about breast cancer every Friday during October. If you have a question that you would like to ask Dr. Gralow, please let us know. Last week Dr. Gralow traveled […]

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