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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute invites the community to the Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event in Farmington Hills. It takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Center at 31995 Northwestern Highway. Karmanos will provide breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, colorectal screening consultations, free head and neck examinations, and wellness checks. “We were amazed at having over 400 people walk thro...

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    Second Wave Utilizing a Michigan Health Endowment Fund Community Health Impact grant , Theresa Hastert, Ph.D., member of the  Population Studies and Disparities Research Program  at Karmanos and associate professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, has worked closely with her team and a community advisory board to create the Michigan Community Outreach to Address Financial Toxicity (MI-COST) website. The idea for this project stems from original conv...

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    Patient Power Lung cancer claims the lives of millions of people across the world. Tarik Hadid, M.D., MPH, MS, FACP , medical oncologist and member of the Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, explains some of the common signs and symptoms of lung cancer. Read the article here .

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    WOLB Isaac Powell, M.D. , urologic oncologist, member of the  Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team  and the  Population Studies and Disparities Research Program  at Karmanos, was invited to speak with hosts during Patrick Henderson’s Meet the People radio show on Baltimore’s WOLB 1010 AM News Radio. Henderson passed away in January 2024 after two battles with prostate cancer. Dr. Powell explained his research surrounding African Americans’ mistrust of the health care system ...

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    The Checkup by SingleCare Coffee has its benefits, but if taking other medications, it's vital to know if adding a cup of Joe might cause side effects. Yusra Shao, M.D. , medical oncologist and member of the Genitourinary Oncology , Melanoma , and Phase 1 Clinical Trials Multidisciplinary Teams at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , sometimes prescribes prednisone, a steroid, to her patients. Jelena Radan, Pharm.D., BCPS, lead clinical pharmacy specialist at KSP Specialty Pharmacy , and Dr. Shao...

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    Head and neck cancer is a general term to describe a number of tumors that originate in the mouth and throat. Other cancers in the head and neck area include thyroid, skin, salivary glands and sinuses. But what are the specific cancer sites that fall into that category? Oral Cavity : Cancers found in the oral cavity are generally called mouth cancers.  The cancer can develop in the lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, the front of the tongue, the floor and roof of the mouth, and the area found behind the wis...

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    FOX 2 Recent celebrity announcements about cancer diagnoses, including Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, have been prompting more people to look into cancer screenings. Even more younger people are being proactive about their health. Najeeb Al Hallak, M.D., MS , member of the  Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Oncology  and  Phase 1 Clinical Trials  Multidisciplinary Teams at Karmanos Cancer Institute, explained on FOX 2 how brave celebrities are to share their cancer diagnosis wi...

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    WWJ Karmanos, in partnership with Wayne State University, is seeking 20 cancer survivors to register for the Cross Training and Physical Activity: A Better Life Experience (CAPABLE)  classes in Commerce Township. CAPABLE is a fitness program created by Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, Ph.D., MPH, epidemiologist, leader of the  Population Studies and Disparities Research Program , scientific director of the  Epidemiology Research Core  at Karmanos, and principal investigator of the CAPABLE...

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    WWJ In late 2007, Tom Kalas decided to seek cancer care at an out-of-state cancer institution when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. However, he and his wife quickly realized they needed to find better care close to home. So, they returned to Michigan at the beginning of 2008 to seek care at Karmanos. Kalas’ oncology team, led by Voravit Ratanatharathorn, M.D., a now-retired Karmanos hematologist and medical oncologist, successfully completed a bone marrow transplant and subsequent treatment...

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    97.1 The Ticket | 1270 AM The Bet | 99.5 WYCD | 104.3 WOMC | ALT 98.7 Colorectal cancer is a disease that can be found early with an understanding of the cancer, knowing your family history of cancer, understanding the symptoms, and screening. Eliza Wright Beal, M.D., MS , surgical oncologist and member of the Gastrointestinal and Neuroendocrine Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos, joined Sunday Edition to discuss why this particular region where cancer can develop is called colorectal, why some...