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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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  • Ignore Conventional Wisdom About Aggressive Prostate CA Treatment And You May Live Longer

    One of the most important lessons my wife and I have learned during her bout with lung cancer is to never trust anything that sounds like "conventional wisdom."I’ll never forget it when a local thoracic surgeon quoted us the survival statistics fo...

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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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  • Test Results From Your Doctor - No News Is Not Always Good News

    You would think that being diagnosed with cancer was bad enough. But what if you discovered that a “communication glitch” resulted in a delayed diagnosis of your cancer? A delay that resulted in your being diagnosed as a Stage IV cancer patient wi...

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  • Yes, No, I Need More Information

    One of the overall themes of this blog will be how can you live or cope with cancer. The day you or your loved one learned you had cancer you probably suffered from surprise, shock and were numb. Almost everyone feels disbelief. You may have known...

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BA, MPH

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

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