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  • Should Cancer Survivors Receive The Pneumonia Vaccine?

    The most common type of bacteria that causes pneumonia is called streptococcus pneumoniae. The most common type pneumonia in the United States is pneumococcal pneumonia. This can be a very serious disease. Pneumococcal pneumonia may cause high fev...

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  • Cancer Care In The US Has A Long Way To Go It Seems

    When I decided to write a blog about cancer, I thought it would be pretty easy. After all, my wife and I have been living with it for some three years come this Fall. And then there is the endless stream of great cancer research that anyone can ...

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  • How Do You Prefer Orientation/Education about Cancer?

    The following is a review written by a nurse, Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, FNP, RN, at our institution on a study related to orientation for individuals with cancer and their primary support person.Because of the unfamiliar surroundings and unpredictab...

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  • A Reflection on Survivorship

    I sit here on the 5th Anniversary of the September 11th bombings of the Twin Towers in New York City and wonder what can I say today that might be meaningful to individuals with cancer. Is there a connection? Is there anything appropriate to say t...

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  • Good News About Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer research has made significant progress in the past decade. Even if there was no further progress from today the number of women dying from breast cancer five years from now would continue to drop because of all the advances made in t...

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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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  • 9 Simple Ways to Live Well with Cancer

    One of my nursing colleagues Katen Moore has written a book with Libbyu Schmals called “Living Well with Cancer” (2001, Berkley Publishing Group, NY, NY). In this helpful book designed for patients and families they list the following 9 simple way...

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  • Iyengar Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors

    At a recent nursing research conference held in Washington D.C. Dr. Mel Haberman reported on 2 studies with 31 breast cancer survivors. The purpose of the study was to determine if participating in yoga would increase the immune response and quali...

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  • Tips For Scheduling Tests When You Have Cancer

    From the time you are diagnosed with cancer and throughout your treatment and survival you will need to have various tests scheduled. These may include blood tests, ultrasounds, CAT or MRI o PET scans, breathing tests and many other types of tests...

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is considered to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cancer related organizations and hospitals plan activities for community members, individuals with cancer and their families. This is a time to celebrate the progress that has been ma...

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BA, MPH

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

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