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  • Laughing is One of the Best Medicines

    Thanks to Rita for making me laugh in this week's grand rounds at msspnexus where she highlighted my post on whether cancer patients should discuss using complementary therapies with their physician

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Major Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    As with any disease there are certain risk factors associated with breast cancer.A risk factor is anything that increases your chance of getting a disease such as cancer.However, just because you have 1 or 2 of the risk factors does not mean you ...

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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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BA, MPH

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

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