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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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3 things to know about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged today from an unaffiliated hospital after undergoing surgery to have two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung last week. According to a court spokesperson, Justice Ginsburg, 85, is now recuperating at home. HCA Today talked with experts from Sarah Cannon, the cancer institute of HCA Healthcare, for more…
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9-year-old cancer survivor reunited with the man who saved his life

In January 2017, 9-year-old Sawyer Dyer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia for a child, and one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. Sawyer’s parents were told that he only had a 20 percent chance of surviving his cancer, but Sawyer’s story doesn’t end there. Today,…
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Aretha Franklin dies of rare pancreatic cancer. What we know about it.

The news was released Thursday that Aretha Franklin, known as the “Queen of Soul,” died of a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Eric Liu, MD, a neuroendocrine tumor surgeon with Sarah Cannon at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center addressed key questions about this diagnosis below. What type of pancreatic cancer did Aretha Franklin have? When discussing…
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As you battle cancer: Letter of hope, letter to you

We at HCA Healthcare believe that everyone has a story to tell, and those stories can help inspire, give hope, and empower people facing cancer. That’s why, last fall, Sarah Cannon, our Cancer Institute, introduced its Letter to Me campaign from Band Against Cancer. The concept was simple – write a letter to reach patients…
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