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Breast Cancer Awareness: October is for Everyone

I love breast cancer awareness month. As a breast medical oncologist, it gives me an opportunity to spread the message of how important early detection is for improving the success of breast cancer treatment. I am surprised regularly at the number of women who either are not doing mammography at all or who do it…
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HCA Neurosurgeon Explains Senator McCain’s Brain Tumor

As you may have heard, news was released last night that Senator John McCain has brain cancer, more specifically a glioblastoma. Dr. Singh Sahni, medical director of neuroscience at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, addresses key questions about this diagnosis  here and on Fox News below. What…
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Sarah Cannon Hosts the Texas 4,000 Bike Riders

Earlier this week, Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, hosted the Texas 4,000 bike riders traveling from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute drug development in Nashville. These riders from University of Texas- Austin are raising awareness for cancer research and support services through their ambitious ride. Sarah…
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CNN: Sarah Cannon Expert Addresses Rise in Colon & Rectal Cancer Among Millennials, Gen Xers

Earlier today, Dr. Johanna Bendell, Director of GI Cancer Research Program at Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA, appeared on CNN with MichaeLA to discuss a recent study showing that the number of cases of colorectal cancer is rising for younger generations. Dr. Bendell sheds light on risk factors being researched that may be…
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World Cancer Day 2017
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Celebrate World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day – a day to celebrate and honor the strength and courage that survivors around the world show every day in their fight against cancer, and to highlight the progress being made to advance treatments for patients. World Cancer Day brings together caregivers, doctors, researchers, family, friends and communities to show…
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