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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Start a Support Group

    Sometimes individuals are interested in a support group but there is nothing offered in their area, yet there are other individuals who are traveling along the same cancer journey. Do not be afraid to start a group, but be realistic. It takes awhi...

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BA, MPH

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

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