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Photo: Sacrificing hair to shave the way to a cure for cancer

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According to the St. Baldrick's Web site, forty years ago, childhood cancer was almost always fatal. Today, through the advancements in diagnosis and treatment, 77 percent of the children with cancer can now be cured.

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