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Comforting a Loved One Facing Cancer When Face to Face Isn't Possible

by Adrian Johansen

Love you to the moon and back!

 7 Ways To Support A Loved One With Cancer From A Distance

The coronavirus is a merciless adversary. It has cut short millions of lives worldwide and it has robbed us all of our sense of safety and normalcy.

But when it forces you to isolate yourself from a loved one in need, that’s when it gets personal. That’s when it gets real.

The virus may have forced you to physically distance from your loved one for their own protection. That doesn’t mean, however, you can’t still be a comfort to them through whatever...

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How Can Modern Technologies Improve Cancer Treatments?

by Kelly Pethick

How Can Modern Technologies Improve Cancer Treatment?

How Can Modern Technologies Improve Cancer Treatment

The rapid advancement of modern technologies has largely changed the way the world functions. And the change is not necessarily negative, despite the claims and allegations of reserved individuals. Technological breakthroughs have given people unprecedented opportunities to have a better, safer life within today’s relentless social and political environments.

The highly beneficial impact of technologies manifests itself substantially in...

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New Ways To Beat Anxiety

by Jane Ashley

Anxious? As if it wasn’t enough for us to anxious over our cancer diagnosis, now we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point, no one knows exactly how this will play out. But we, as cancer patients and cancer survivors, must practice social distancing for quite a while to protect ourselves and our surrounding family.

Whats Next

The “not knowing” part of the COVID-19 pandemic contributes to our anxiety. The every-day news briefings from the White House, governors, and local officials...

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Simple Thoughts to Make Life Easier When Dealing With Cancer

by Jane Ashley

Sometimes just living seems so difficult during treatment or as a survivor. Pain, discomfort, fear of recurrence, side effects, lingering side effects afterward — it seems more than a soul can bear. 

Choose To Be Happy

Yet we persist and continue with life. And yes, we even experience joy and happiness. But are there ways to make our life easier?
These simple thoughts might be the answer to help us slosh through our rainy days.

I look for the Silver Linings.

Our diagnosis sucks. There’s no getting...

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CBD And Cancer - What Does The Science Say?

by GregP_WN

CBD and Cancer – What Does the Science Say?

Humans have been searching for a cure for cancer for centuries. Even modern technology has only taken us so far. The newest hope is that cannabidiol, or CBD, will become the latest miracle cure that actually works.

Cbd

Though the science does not yet definitively support many of the claims being made about CBD and its use as a cancer therapy, the research is bound to continue. Now that hemp production is legal by federal government dictates and...

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Stem Cell Transplants - What They Are and What They Do

by Jane Ashley

A stem cell transplant is a treatment for blood cancers. It’s used to treat certain types of leukemia, some kinds of lymphoma and to treat multiple myeloma.

Northside Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

It used to be referred to as a bone marrow transplant because the stem cells were extracted from the bone marrow. Now, stem cells are harvested from the blood so they are referred to as stem cell transplants. But they are the same medical procedure, regardless of which terminology is used.

Who needs a stem cell transplant?

Stem cell...

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Genetic Testing - Knowledge Is Power

by Jane Ashley

It seems that we hear about a friend, a relative, a co-worker or someone in the news who gets diagnosed with cancer all too frequently. Although death rates for cancer have been declining since the 1990s, that is only part of the story — the diagnosis of cancer is traumatic, expensive and changes most people’s lives forever.

Genetic Mutations

Over 1/3 of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

If our mother or father or one of our parents had cancer, does that mean we...

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Straight Talk About HPV

by Jane Ashley

What is HPV? What is the HPV vaccine? Why should we give it to our pre-teen children? Does HPV cause cancer later in life? 

Protects Against6 Kinds Of Cancer

Let’s sit down and have a straight talk about HPV and the cancers that it causes. Perhaps, then we’ll understand why it’s so important that all of our young adolescent children get their HPV vaccines. These adolescents are our children and our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews – protect them against certain kinds of cancer that occur in adulthood.

What is...

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Alternative Vs. Complimentary Treatments For Cancer

by Jane Ashley

 It is disturbing that so much disinformation floats around about cancer treatment. Misinformation creates fear in many newly-diagnosed patients — they have heard “horror” stories about chemo and “terror” tales about radiation. Well-meaning friends and relatives buy books and forward emails about all sorts of “natural” cures, juicing, supplements or diets to cure cancer.

40 Percent Believe

How many people believe that alternative treatments cure cancer?

According to the American Society of Clinical...

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What Is Bright Light Therapy for Cancer Patients?

by Dr. Srishti Tayal

What is Bright Light Therapy for Cancer Survivors?

Bright Light


Cancer – a word that evokes emotions of fear, anxiety, and tension not just in the mind of the patient but of all the others around him as well. What is even more disturbing is that the life-threatening disease engulfs anyone beyond the barriers of age, gender, or even state of health. The causes remain vitally unknown despite years of research on the subject by top universities the world over and the outcomes can be severe, sometimes fatal....

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