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  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    March 3, 2015
    Embarking on a new relationship with a cancer doctor requires that you trust someone enough to lead you through a journey through completely unfamiliar terrain. You’re trusting their expertise and their familiarity with the road ahead. And you are counting on their guidance professionally, medically, and as a fellow human being who has empathy for your situation. Of course,...read more
  • Extra Ears Help Manage Incoming Information for Cancer Patients

    February 16, 2015
    When you are diagnosed with cancer, the information begins flying at you fast and furious. It can be difficult to wrap your brain around the diagnosis itself without also managing the terminology, treatment options, prognosis, potential side effects, and other information that your doctor will be providing you with in this already overwhelming time. How can you best manage...read more
  • 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 is...read 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 health....read 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 that...read 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 a...read 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 are...read 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 you...read 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: • Unexplained...read 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 sure...read more

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