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Q. How have we still not figured out a more effective cancer treatment? I keep hearing people talking about these treatments that are personalized, but I still hear that everyone gets either chemo or radiation, which seems like they have been around forever. How is treatment getting better or more personalized?
A. No two cancers are identical. That’s why even patients with the same type of cancer may respond differently to the same treatment. Personalized or precision medicine is an emerging area of cancer care that uses as much information as possible to help guide cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. ... More
Q. I always thought leukemia was a childhood cancer, until I was diagnosed at 55. Why isn’t there more awareness of leukemia in adults?
A. That’s an excellent question, especially since blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma are far more common in adults than in children. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children—which is possibly why childhood cancer and leukemia seem synonymous to many. The fact is that... More