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  • Palliative Radiotherapy Delivers Help for Ongoing Supportive Care

    July 1, 2015
    With more cancer patients living longer lives despite metastatic tumors, the need for ongoing pain management and symptomatic relief is becoming evident. Pain, especially, is a concern for those with tumors located in the bone, spine or brain. While medications can deliver some pain management support, palliative radiotherapy may offer a stronger, more immediate prong of support without necessarily...read more
  • Proton Therapy’s Future Remains Unclear

    June 21, 2015
    Cancer patients who are considering proton-beam therapy courtesy of its more precise delivery of radiation may find the future of this breakthrough stands on shaky ground. Courtesy of exceptionally high costs to create and the amount of space required, the overall effectiveness of proton-beam centers is being cast into doubt. With a price tag of roughly $100 million to...read more
  • Obesity Linked to Greater Cancer Risk for Women

    May 26, 2015
    A connection between obesity and many types of cancer has long been established, but researchers are learning more about this potentially fatal bond. Scientists at Cancer Research UK have found that obese women put themselves at a much greater risk for the development of this deadly disease than their healthy weighted counterparts. The latest study out of the UK showed,...read more
  • Majority of People With Cancer Living 5 or More Years

    May 15, 2015
    New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that an estimated two out of three people with invasive cancer are now living for five or more years. The overall survival rates, however, are showing that much work still needs to be done to win the war on this disease. According to the CDC, the best...read more
  • Radiation After Prostate Cancer Surgery Can Lead to a Cure

    April 30, 2015
    Men who are facing prostate removal to treat a positive cancer diagnosis may find their doctors recommending immediate radiation following the procedure. While this might seem like overkill considering the offending gland has been removed from the equation, new studies are shedding light on the reality that adjuvant radiation can add up to a more effective cure without dramatically...read more
  • Tips for Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatments

    April 13, 2015
    There’s nothing easy about being on the receiving end of cancer treatment. This is especially so if chemotherapy is a part of the treatment plan. Maintaining physical strength in as much as possible is important for helping with overall recovery. That means working to maintain a healthy diet is crucial during this period. While that sounds elementary, the reality is...read more
  • Care Tips for Cancer Caregivers

    March 31, 2015
    Cancer patients aren't the only ones who need a little extra TLC during treatments. Caregivers who provide the daily at-home support for those facing down this disease are also likely to find the battle takes its toll on them. After all, caring for a sick loved one while maintaining a positive attitude can come with a steep physical and...read more
  • Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue

    March 13, 2015
    Cancer comes with many symptoms the likes of which differ depending on the type of cancer. But most cancer patients can usually agree on one thing - cancer wipes you out as far as energy levels. If it’s not the cancer itself, it’s the related treatments that can bring on unprecedented fatigue; a lack of energy that can interfere...read more
  • 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

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