Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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Cancer Prevention Recommendations Infographic

 

 

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Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

 

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

 

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Exceptional Cancer Care Close to Home

 

When you are diagnosed with cancer, having comprehensive cancer treatment options near your home, work, and family is important to you.   You want your cancer treatments to affect your life as little as possible.  Maybe you just started a new job and don’t want to miss work.  Maybe you have kids in school and […]

 

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When Cancer Comes Back: How to Cope with Recurrent Cancer

 

Anger, frustration and distress are just a few of the many emotions patients may have if their cancer comes back.  Although these feelings are normal and expected, there are measures you can take to help relieve these added stresses.  Below is a list of coping strategies that former patients have found helpful during their own […]

 

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Patient Education: Common Cancer Terms and What They Mean

 

Patients coping with a cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment.  We’ve highlighted four common cancer treatment terms below and provided brief overviews of what each term means.  Local Control:  Refers to cancer that hasn’t grown and progressed and remains at the original tumor site. Radiation is used […]

 

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Tips for Cancer Caregivers

 

The caregiver is a significant role in a cancer patient’s care.  A caregiver is the person who helps the person with cancer the most, and is often the person who knows everything that is going on with the patient.  Usually the main caregiver is a spouse, partner, or an adult child.  In some cases, close […]

 

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