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  • Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

    Surgery is one of the main treatments of colorectal cancer. Usually the tumor on the colon or rectum is removed as well as any lymph nodes. Sometimes pieces of the colon have to be removed and then sewn back together with a colostomy (or opening i...

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  • Optimism Part VI- ACT

    Despite the fact that some people say you cannot "learn" optimism or a more positive attitude, there is research to show that you can. This relatively easy way to improve your attitude may help during your cancer journey.It is called:How To Act Up...

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  • What Should A Cancer Survivor Know About Nutrition

    I am constantly amazed by the number of healthcare professionals who care for individuals with cancer who do not discuss basics about nutrition during the cancer journey. There are different issues during various time periods in the cancer journey...

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  • Communication between Health Care Providers and Cancer Patients

    I recently received an email from "A grieving granddaughter in Mississippi" who was upset, disappointed and discouraged with the lack of effective communication between the health care providers and her family over her grandmother's diagnosis, tre...

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  • What Are the Best Methods To Prevent Cancer?

    Cancer can be caused by many factors including genetics, environment and lifestyle. We cannot guarantee that any particular individual will not get cancer. But, there are suggestions health care providers can make to help prevent cancer or to help...

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  • Valentine's Day and Support

    Although many people believe Valentine's Day has become too commercial or only commercial. I have tried to make it another day to think about friends and family that I love and who support me. And for individuals with cancer I am sure this may be ...

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  • Introduction

    I have been looking for the opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences regarding cancer for sometime now. Looks like I finally have an audience! I am grateful to the good people at Healthline for this opportunity.So what do I know about ca...

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  • What Do You Say To Someone Who Has Cancer?

    I have worked with individuals with cancer and their families and friends for several decades and had many family and friends who have been diagnosed with cancer. When I learned yesterday of another very dear family friend has been diagnosed with ...

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  • Simple Pain Strategies

    Pain management is still a relatively new field in health care. However, great strides have been made in assisting patients in managing pain. Below are some tips for working with your health care professional which will help you get pain relief:1....

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  • Want To Increase Your Odds Of Remaining Cancer Free Following Prostate Cancer Surgery? Start By Finding A Highly Experienced Surgeon.

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 219,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2007. The most common treatment for early stage pr...

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BA, MPH

Steve shares what he learned from his personal experience with cancer.

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