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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Talking About Quality of Life with Survivors - Fertility

    Today group of cancer survivors (young and old) joined me for a discussion about quality of life issues. They had so many wonderful suggestions on how to make the experience at a cancer center better and provided praise for things that are already...

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  • Health Care Providers or Professionals

    Before we delve too much into the problem of lack of effective communication skills of the health care provider (or professional) with the cancer patient and family member. It is helpful to be sure we are talking about the same terms.Overall I lik...

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BA, MPH

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

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