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This is the collection of medical posts.

The Importance of Breast Cancer Early Detection

Did you know 1-in-8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? This unsettling statistic reveals why early detection is so important. Women need to be proactive about minimizing their level of risk by undergoing routine exams to…

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Advancing Hematology Research for Blood Cancer Awareness

September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. At Nashville Oncology, we’re committed to drawing awareness about cancer and the research and innovation helping to treat patients today. Hematology Is an Essential Science A hematologist studies blood and blood disorders, including…

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The Future of Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research

To determine the severity of cancer, doctors must initially detect and diagnose the disease. Some cancers offer early detection and prevention, while other types of cancer require diligence and invasive procedures. The ability to detect and diagnose cancer in its…

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Sarcoma Cancer Awareness: The Forgotten Cancer

July is National Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness month, highlighting what’s widely considered the “forgotten cancer,” even though as many as 17,000 Americans are diagnosed with Sarcoma yearly. Research and drug development methods are challenging due to a lack of…

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What Is Chronic Care Management?

The healthcare system has dramatically improved its ability to handle acute illnesses. Bringing successful outcomes to emergencies and short-term diseases means that people live longer. However, this longer lifespan increases the chance of someone eventually encountering a chronic condition like…

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The Importance of Cancer Prevention Research

Cancer prevention research is extremely integral in the oncology field. Over the years, oncology research has allowed scientists to learn about cancer’s onset, growth, and treatment. Because of this knowledge, doctors have discovered better prevention methods and targeted treatments.  The…

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What Is Value-Based Care?

Value-based care is an emerging framework that pays medical providers based on a patient’s health outcome. It differentiates itself from other popular models such as FFS by focusing on quality rather than quantity of service provided. Traditionally, hospitals and healthcare…

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Thyroid Ultrasound: What You Should Know

The thyroid gland is one of many glands that make up the endocrine system. When functioning properly, the thyroid gland releases two hormones that regulate how much energy the cells in our body use. These hormones are called thyroxine (T4)…

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Cancer Genetics: The Relationship Between Genes and Cancer

There’s an important relationship between genetics and cancer, even if we don’t understand the exact nature of the relationship. The ability of genes to cause cancer probably comes to mind when considering the correlation of cancer genetics. Still, most people…

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What Are Carcinogens?

It’s natural to worry about the potential hazards of the substances in the environment — especially those that cause cancer. Genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures can play a role in developing cancer. Still, it’s hard to pinpoint why one…

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