Foster daughter inspires triathlete to swim for cancer research

Allison Field dreams of a cancer-free world. That’s why she’s doing her part to support cancer research by swimming for the cause with Swim Across America. She draws inspiration and courage from her foster daughter, Deanna Stearn. Deanna came to live with Allison and her then husband when she was 16 years old. She and …

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Can birth control lower your risk of certain cancers?

Patients often ask me whether taking birth control pills can increase the risk of getting cancer. A new study sheds more light on the answer, revealing that women who take oral contraception might be protected against some cancers for decades. Since the medication contains female hormones, researchers have been interested in determining whether there is …

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Trumpet player striking ‘blows’ against blood cancer

Ryan Anthony has always spoken through his trumpet. Then, suddenly, his trumpet was telling him that something was wrong. Anthony, a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra whose musical skills have taken him around the world, was getting chest and back pains when he performed. “That brought me in to the doctor,” Anthony said. “It …

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