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Jayanthi Vijayakumar, MD, oncologist and hematologist, Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center

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What do you need to know about lung cancer?

Posted by Jayanthi Vijayakumar, MD, oncologist and hematologist, Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Nov 5, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the U.S. It is estimated that more than 234,030 new cases will be diagnosed and approximately 154,050 people will die from the disease this year. More people die from lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Although lung cancer is the deadliest cancer type, it is rare in people under the age of 40.

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When detected early, skin cancer is almost always curable

Posted by Jayanthi Vijayakumar, MD, oncologist and hematologist, Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on May 21, 2019 1:30:00 PM

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to take steps to examine yourself for signs of skin cancer. With more than 5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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