Melanoma: Prevention and Early Detection

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is common in both men and women. Its ability to spread to other parts of the body makes it one of the most dangerous forms of cancer. But, if melanoma is found early, treatment can be very successful. In fact, melanoma is one of the most preventable […]

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Laboratory Testing Can Guide Treatment

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Just like other parts of your body, blood can get cancer. One type of blood cancer is called acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. AML is not a common disease, accounting for only 1 in 100 of all cancers.1 But it is very serious. People with AML get very sick, very quickly. Because symptoms start off […]

Testing for an Incurable Disease: Points You MUST Consider

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In the era of genomic medicine, genetic testing is readily available for hundreds of inherited conditions. Insights from testing can include information about ancestral origins, hidden health risks, and reproductive risks. However, while access to genetic testing in the United States is widely available to patients and providers, the decision to undergo testing can be […]

COVID-19 Serology (Antibody) Testing: Why to Test and What the Test Results Mean

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The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, has threatened global public health and is associated in particular with respiratory-related morbidity and mortality. This beta coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is believed to have originated in Wuhan City in China and then spread worldwide. As of May 23, 2020, more than 5.3 million cases have been reported […]

How You Can be a Hero in a Post–COVID-19 World

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Americans have adapted and adjusted to a new way of life over the past few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all learning to survive in a socially-distanced, work-from-home environment as we take precautions to protect ourselves and those around us. However, as restrictions are being lifted, there are people that […]