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    Give women the facts and they will take care of their health. That’s the premise behind the philanthropic drive of Sheryl Silver, a leading national advocate for ovarian cancer awareness. “Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is crucial to long-term survival,” Sheryl says. “It’s very important that women be armed with information about risk factors and common symptoms of this disease because symptoms are often incorrectly attributed to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), perimenopause or menopause. Sadly, by t...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint is expanding to fulfill the increasing need for oncology services in Genesee County with the addition of four highly respected Karmanos Cancer Institute physicians. Robert Morris, M.D .; Radhika P. Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. .; John J. Wallbillich, M.D .; and Ira S. Winer, M.D., Ph.D . are joining the comprehensive cancer care team at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint to bring advanced care for cancers of the female reproductive system to the community. “W...

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    Over the past 17 months, Karmanos Cancer Institute has worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients and staff are informed about changes to care in response to COVID-19. We are providing the following to help you understand the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest statements. To view the complete statements, click here . The CDC now recommends a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Some cancer patients may fit into thi...

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    Congratulations to Phil Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler! Every year, dBusiness Magazine highlights the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit on their list of “Detroit 500.” We are pleased to announce that in 2021, Phil Incarnati, President and CEO of McLaren Health Care and Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute, have been included on the list. The Detroit 500 list is a highly selective biographical database of business leaders in our region and state...

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    "I actually had thyroid cancer before, so, I’m not someone to mess around. If I think something’s suspicious, I want to get it taken care of.” For Susan Plessner, there was no chance of skipping doctor appointments or ignoring the signs of a health issue, even during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. One reason for her diligence is the prevalence of cancer in her family. “I always figured I’d get it some way or another because of the high incidence in our family history,” said Susan, who lives in Auburn...

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    What is Sarcoma? Sarcomas are rare tumors that develop in tissue, like bone or muscle. There are more than 70 subtypes of sarcoma cancers. Soft tissue sarcomas develop in soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues.   Sarcoma Risk Factors Radiation exposure accounts for less than five percent of sarcomas. However, patients can develop sarcomas from radiation given to treat other cancers, such as breast cancer or lymphoma. In addition, s ome family can...

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    KSP Specialty Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its pharmacy services. Accreditation is a process through which health care organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of qu...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Detroit Tigers, will continue the tradition of raising awareness for breast health at the annual Pink Out the Park game on Wednesday, July 21, when the Tigers face the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park at 7:10 p.m. A special pre-game ceremony honoring survivors will take place on the field prior to the game. Additional activities will take place throughout the ga...

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    Being a caregiver to a loved one with cancer is a challenging but essential position for anyone who fills it. There is a robust network of resources available for many caregivers, including support groups, instructional guides and more. Unfortunately, for caregivers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community who may be supporting partners, friends or chosen family, resources are slim. This is concerning considering that one out of every three LGBTQ adults serves in an unpaid ...

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    The human immune system is made up of special cells, chemicals and organs that fight infection, which are also known as microbes. It includes white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus and bone marrow. These all work together to fight infection. The immune system also functions to ward off foreign or altered cells that may become cancerous. Sometimes mechanisms of the immune system fail, perhaps due to genetic predisposition, smoking, excessive alc...