• 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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

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