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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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  • Surviving the Holidays

    With Thanksgiving approaching this week it is important to talk about the holidays. Society teaches us and we often feel we must be happy and joyous at all holiday times, but especially between Thanksgiving and New Years. This can be a difficult e...

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  • Cancer and Spirituality

    Now that December has come and many people are preparing for Christmas and happy holidays with family and friends I find myself reflecting about the meaning of Christmas. But, I also find myself thinking about family and friends who currently have...

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  • Welcome to the Survivorship Blog

    Hello, my name is Cyndy. I have been a nurse for almost 3 decades. I love being a nurse. In my years as a nurse I have worked with individuals with cancer and their caregivers/family/friends in various settings (hospitals, clinics, doctors offices...

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  • Screening Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) puts out guidelines for all types of cancers so that they may be detected early and treated early. These guidelines are based on average risk men and women. However, if you have a family history of colorectal canc...

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  • How Understanding Cancer Patient's Internet Design Preferences Affect Patient Education

    Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, FNP, RN read an article in the Oncology Nursing Forum that was recently written by authors C. Chernecky,D. Macklin, & J. Waller. The authors believe that understanding the computer experience of individuals with cancer ...

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BA, MPH

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

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