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  • Optimism - Part III

    In dealing with cancer, we must be careful of not falling into what is called the "victim role"Some of our thoughts in the victim role may be: "It will never get better. Things will never change. My cancer illness will get worse. A disaster is goi...

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  • What Does Dental Care Have To Do With Cancer?

    About 2 weeks ago I went to my dentist and found out that - right then and NOT tomorrow - I was going to get a temporary crown on my tooth. Now you have to understand I am not severely phobic of dentists, but I can think of lots of other things to...

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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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  • 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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  • Strength - Do you Have It?

    When I met with the long-term survivor's support group the other night I decided to ask 1 question I usually ask.The question was -did you feel that you had a positive attitude, optimism, self-determination, inner strength or faith that helped you...

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  • Survivors' Viewpoints on Communication Importance

    As I mentioned in my posting on January 21, 2007 my father, a retired physician, and I are writing a book for all patients and family members on communicating with your health care provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). W...

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  • Another Good Resource: The Oncology Nursing Society

    In addition to providing news and tips, science and how to cope and improve your physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being I would like this to be a site that you can go to for other resources that are accurate and credible.The one ...

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  • Can Individuals With Cancer Be Around Vaccinated Children?

    In the United States most children and adolescents receive childhood vaccinations on a regular schedule based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These vaccinations start at birth and include:Hepatitis A and...

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  • Everything from Burnout to Drugstore Hopping

    Dr. RW wrote an interesting grand rounds this week at Notes to Dr. RW He discusses everything from burnout to drug store hopping this week. The grand rounds was serious but light. He even mentioned my piece on how to deal with the holidays if you ...

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  • Other Resources for Colorectal Cancer

    The month of March is almost over and so comes the ending of the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This does not mean, however, that we stop thinking about or discussing colorectal cancer until March of next year. Many scientists, health care pro...

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BA, MPH

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

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