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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

    Surgery is one of the main treatments of colorectal cancer. Usually the tumor on the colon or rectum is removed as well as any lymph nodes. Sometimes pieces of the colon have to be removed and then sewn back together with a colostomy (or opening i...

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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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  • 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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  • Myths About Chronic Pain Management

    Many individuals with cancer who have chronic pain have heard "rumors" or "myths" about pain medications and pain management. It is helpful to have the correct information about these myths.MYTH 1: A person should wait as long as possible before s...

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  • The Controversy Surrounding John and Elizabeth Edwards and Her Cancer

    Since John Edwards announced his candidacy and Mr. and Mrs. Edwards announced the recurrence of her cancer, there has been a lot of controversy. The public seems to have many issues around John Edwards' candidacy while his wife faces cancer. These...

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BA, MPH

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

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