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August Cancer Awareness Information

by GregP_WN.

August is Summer Sun Safety Month, August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day, August 7 - 13th is National Health Center Week, and the American Cancer Society kicks off its series of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events. 

Sunscreen

On World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, 2017, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots...

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What’s the best approach for treating prostate cancer? Don’t ask a Naturopath.

by Britt Hermes.

This article originally appeared on Britt Hermes' blog Naturopathic Diaries on 9-26-2016.  She is an ex-naturopathic doctor. She started her blog to expose naturopathic medicine and protect patients from the dangerous and incompetent practices rife in her former profession. We are sharing this article on Naturopathic treatment for prostate cancer to share her view of it from her own experiences. 

Dr Britt Hermes

Journalists seem to have a difficult time reporting the latest medical...

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8 Tips For Battling Chemo Brain

by Brian English.

The fogginess. The forgetfulness. The feeling of cluelessness. That’s chemo brain, one of the most frustrating side effects of cancer treatment. There’s even an official name for it – bet you didn’t know that. It’s called “Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment.”

Chemo Brain

Of course, cancer patients probably have some more colorful ways to describe the condition, but it wouldn’t be polite to print those here.

One of the problems with chemo brain is that because it’s been given a familiar name, those...

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5 Ways to Keep Cancer Out of Your Relationships

by Brian English.

Your biggest struggle after diagnosis is getting the cancer out of your body. But second place goes to trying to keep cancer out of your relationships. Because soon after the news of your diagnosis spread among friends and family, it seems that your illness will dominate every aspect of your interactions. You might need some tips to keep cancer out of your relationships.

Talking To Your Friend With Cancer

It’s a phenomenon that can have a lasting impact on couples, friends, and family – no matter how close or intimate before...

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Colorectal Cancer Patients Share Their Experiences

by GregP_WN.
Living With Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal adenocarcinoma is a type of colon/rectal tumor originating in the glands that produce the mucus that coat the inside of the colon/rectal area. The cancerous cells may spread into the walls of the colon and then into the lymphatic system. Cancer becomes more of risk when polyps (benign tumors formed by abnormal growth) turn cancerous. Colorectal adenocarcinoma progresses slowly and sometimes is not detected for 5 years. Noticeable signs include irregular bowel habits like...

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Tips For Surviving Cancer - From Survivors

by GregP_WN.

When you first get diagnosed with cancer and you start to tell your family and friends about it, you start to get a taste of some of the hundreds of things you will be told. Everyone will have tips for surviving cancer. Some of it is positive and supportive, some is negative and should have never been said to you, some of it is plain and simply ridiculous, and most of it comes from people who have never experienced cancer.  

Tips For Surviving Cancer

These people are simply repeating what they have heard or...

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How Long Does It Take for Hair to Grow Back After Chemotherapy?

by GregP_WN.

Answer: In most cases, it takes about 3-10 months after the end of chemotherapy treatment for hair to grow back.

Young Girl Smiling

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In case you didn't know, Cancer itself isn’t responsible for hair loss (which is also called alopecia). Hair loss is actually caused by certain types of treatments—namely, chemotherapy. Chemo blasts healthy cells as well as cancer cells, including the cells that make hair follicles; however, not everyone with cancer loses their hair. It depends on the addition of...

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15 More Things Cancer Taught Me

by GregP_WN.

When you get the diagnosis, and the Doctor tells you, "you have cancer", life as you knew it has stopped, ceased to exist, and now your new life with cancer, has taken over. 

Things Cancer Taught Me

Ask any person on the street that hasn't had cancer what they know about cancer and you will get lots of generic answers. Like, "it's terrible", "it's a killer", "my Mom died from that", or "you don't have long to live" and old standards like "you get it from smoking" and "a bad diet caused it". There may be some...

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2X Cancer Survivor, College Graduate, Before Age 26

by GregP_WN.

Sara Bedard is a 26-year-old young Lady, a 2X cancer survivor, and a college graduate. The inspiring part about this is that she didn't know if she could survive cancer, much less be able to graduate College while in treatment. She is our WhatNexter of the Week, and this is her story. 

Sara After Surgery

Just a few years ago cancer was something I never expected would play a huge part in my life and boy was I wrong. In 2015 my mother passed away from Ovarian cancer. At the time, I was working a part-time...

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What's the Senate Doing With Healthcare?

by Ask Hilbert.

Since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on May 4, Senate Republicans have been working on their version of a bill to revise Obamacare; the Democrats are shut out from this process. (For our previous analysis of the CBO score of the House bill, see here)

Senate Healthcare Bill

While the recent turmoil surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony captured almost all of Washington’s attention, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a Senate rule to allow the healthcare...

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