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  • What Should Cancer Patients and Family Do About the Flu Vaccine?

    Now that it is October the question arises as to whether individuals with cancer and their families should get the flu shot. This is an important question to discuss every year in the Fall. It is essential that individuals with cancer discuss this...

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  • Promising New Drugs Being Studied

    New Drug for Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (CML)Genta Inc. has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to test at the University of Pennsylvania heir drug calledG4460 on patients. This new drug uses antisense technology o target an...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Successful Communication Skills for Cancer Patients

    Just the diagnosis of CANCER is enough. Your brain wants to shut down at that time. The doctor has to be wrong about the diagnosis or have the wrong person. But as it does sink in and you begin on your cancer journey, there are a couple of tips I ...

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  • Myths About Cancer

    Despite the many advances in cancer care in the past few decades I still hear people continuing to pass on myths about cancer. It is important that everyone (family, friends, health care providers) help dispel these rumors.For example, I still hea...

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  • Don't Confuse Me With The Facts

    As a former hospital executive and a long time researcher in the field of consumer health behavior, I tend to look at things differently than many of my colleagues in healthcare. Call me contrarian.The American Cancer Society for example just rele...

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  • Tips On Taking Pain Medication At Home

    In order to help you manage your pain at home, health care providers suggest the following:Take the pain medication when the pain first begins.Ask your health care provider what you can expect from the pain medications, including possible side eff...

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  • Facing Uncertainty

    As most people know individuals in California are battling fierce fires and the Santa Ana winds. Individuals who live near these fires are living with GREAT uncertainty as did many others last year with Hurricane Katrina as to whether everything t...

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  • Avastin to Treat Gliomas

    Avastin is a cancer drug that has been shown and been approved to treat lung and colorectal cancers. A new study now has shown that Avastin can slow the growth and shrink tumors of a common form of brain cancer called glioma. This is exciting news...

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  • Optimism - Part VIII - How Your Emotional Computer Feeds Back

    HOW YOUR EMOTIONAL COMPUTER FEEDS BACKYour mind is like a computer. Everything you have experienced and known is recorded in your mind and is ready to play back and affect your reactions to people and situations. There are basically three emotiona...

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BA, MPH

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

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