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Triple negative breast cancer: Sarah Cannon discusses five key facts

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness around breast cancer.  This year, we encourage you to learn something new about breast cancer.  Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, shines light on a type of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, below.   Approximately every half hour, a woman in the…
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7 HCA Healthcare nursing moments that will inspire you

HCA Healthcare’s foundation is built on small, special moments that impact our patients, and their care, in a big way. At the core of these moments are nurses, who display selfless acts of comfort and kindness on a daily basis, seeing patients through their weakest and most vulnerable hours. Nursing moments are rooted in passion…
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Breast cancer breakthrough: Sarah Cannon discusses newly FDA-approved immunotherapy

Spring brings new hope and new beginnings, and for breakthroughs in cancer treatment, this season is off to a promising start. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever immunotherapy (atezolizumab), in combination with chemotherapy, for the treatment of breast cancer. “Immunotherapy is a drug that we’ve been using in…
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Fighting cancer together on #WorldCancerDay

From colorectal, breast and lung to skin, pancreatic and blood, cancer emerges in many ways and can affect anyone at any time. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to The World Health Organization (WHO). Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare,…
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Nurses bring prom to hospital for dad-daughter dance

“Dances are something the whole Moran family gets into, especially senior prom,” said Jenn Moran, whose husband, Dan, was hospitalized before their youngest daughter, Mady’s, big night. “This year, one really important person couldn’t be there to watch Mady leave for the dance or embarrass her at pictures with the neighborhood.” Dan Moran was admitted…
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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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