• Taking a Time Out from Cancer Treatment

    January 29, 2015
    When you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you are immersed in a life that completely revolves around your disease - especially when you are newly diagnosed. There is often fear surrounding the diagnosis and anxiety surrounding the treatment plan. Before you know it, you are involved in a whole new world that barely resembles your “old” life. This more
  • Treating Breast Cancer

    January 13, 2015
    Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and second only to lung cancer in cancer-related deaths in women. While it can be a very scary diagnosis, breast cancer does respond to a variety of treatments that have been used successfully to help restore the patient to their normal activities and back to better more
  • Colon Cancer Stages

    December 26, 2014
    Once a diagnosis of colon cancer is made, the next step is to stage the cancer. The stage of cancer determines how far the cancer has spread, if at all, from its original location. Most importantly, staging offers a standardized language with which cancer care teams can communicate about their patient’s diagnosis and put together a treatment plan more
  • Talking to Your Doctor About Your Risk Factors

    December 15, 2014
    Cancer screenings are something that should be a part of our lives on a regular basis, but especially so if we are at higher risk for developing certain types of cancer. This is important information for our doctors to have so that decisions can be made regarding earlier or more regular screenings. For instance, while the age for more
  • Performing Your Breast Self-Exam

    November 26, 2014
    Breast cancer continues to be a prevalent diagnosis among American women and, as a result, most of us have gotten much better with following through with our yearly mammograms and other other medical screenings. But there’s one thing that doctors would like us to become better at doing on a regular basis and that is breast self-examination. The statistics more
  • Relaxation is Important During Cancer Treatments

    November 14, 2014
    Undergoing chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatment can be quite stressful. Maintaining a positive outlook while taking care of yourself, however, are important for the successful outcome of any therapy. So, how can you relax while your world is so uncertain? Here are a few tips that can help you reduce stress during cancer treatments while also helping more
  • Basic Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

    November 3, 2014
    There are many different types of cancer that can all present with their own unique set of symptoms. Even so, there are some common signs that cut across a multitude of cancer types that can help tip off patients and their doctors to the presence of this disease. Here are just a few of the more common signs of cancer: • more
  • Comfort Counts in Cancer Treatment Facilities

    October 15, 2014
    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer you know that you are dealing with more than a physical crisis; you’re dealing with emotions that change on a daily basis and can be very difficult to manage. When it comes to cancer, dealing with your head is just as important as dealing with your body. You need to make more
  • Can Prostate Seed Therapy Help in My Case?

    September 30, 2014
    Men who have received a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer tend to deal with a lot of negative emotions and thoughts shortly thereafter. This is perfectly normal and considering the worst-case implications of this form of cancer, it’s also natural to be quite concerned. It’s important, however, to understand that prostate cancer is quite often highly treatable. Thanks more
  • Why Should Chemotherapy Treatments Be Individualized?

    September 12, 2014
    Cancer patients who are facing this disease will discover that chemotherapy is a common course of treatment for nearly every form of the disease. Even so, it is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Skilled oncologists will carefully formulate the best possible treatment plan for patients on a highly individualized basis. That individualization includes the type of chemo drugs used, more

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