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Ingenious Device That Can Detect Melanoma Chosen by Dyson as Top Design of 2017

A small and simple handheld device with the ability to detect skin cancer has just won the International James Dyson Award for the year. Because cancerous skin tissue metabolizes more quickly than regular skin cells, the tissue regains heat faster than the rest of a person’s skin. So, when a

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Woman Given Terminal Cancer Diagnosis to be Saved, Thanks to Ex-Husband’s New Wife

Divorce can be a messy affair, and dealing with an ex’s new significant other can be even worse – but after she was given a terminal cancer diagnosis earlier this year, a mother of two has been given a second chance thanks to a financial windfall from her ex-husband’s new

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Scuba Diver Fighting Cancer Sees Cute Pufferfish Swim Up to Her and Refuse to Leave Her Side

PT Hirschfield has found a way to bring light to each day by scuba diving. According to Storyful, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago and has since been using scuba diving as a form of release. She recently went for a dive in Rye Pier on Melbourne’s

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7-yo With Rare Form of Cancer Receives 1,000 Halloween Cards From Around the World

Brock Hardwick may be struggling with a rare form of cancer, but over 1,000 people are helping to keep his spirits up. Back in February, the 7-year-old from Portland, Maine was diagnosed with glioblastoma – a high-grade cancer of the spine and brain. The youngster currently spends his days fighting the

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Abandoned Dog With 6-Pound Tumor Gets Second Chance at Life

Clyde the dog has spent half of this live dragging around a massive tumor on his chest – but now, thanks to a dedicated team of employees, he has gotten a second chance at life. The shepherd-husky mix was only recently dropped off at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter in Sparta,

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Examining the Myth That Big Pharma Doesn’t Want to Cure Cancer

The pharmaceutical industry has delivered substantial health advances to humanity over the last several decades. They have developed medication that has prolonged the lives of your loved ones and helped to reduce the effects of debilitating disease or illness. However, like any industry, among these heroes there are villains. Martin

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Dad and Daughter, Both Cancer Survivors, Help Pay Medical Bills for Others

You know what they say: like father, like daughter. After 9-year-old Becca Boo Salmins completed her two-and-a-half year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she enlisted the help of her hero father – who is a fellow cancer survivor himself – in helping to fulfill her dream of promoting awareness and

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How a Woman’s Hair Appointment Possibly Saved Her Life

Eileen Korey treasures her luscious red locks – and that’s why she has been going to the same hairstylist every month for the last 15 years. Her most recent visit, however, provided more than good looks. Her stylist, Kari Phillips, noticed an unusual mark on Korey’s scalp while she was

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Teen Succeeds at Making Free Sunscreen Available at Public Pools

These pool patrons can now safely have their fun in the sun without running the risk of skin damage. That’s because 16-year-old Lynly Brennan helped install free sunscreen dispensers at five of her county’s local pools. The teen first got the idea when she was researching tanning beds for a

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