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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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  • Long-Term National Cancer Survivors' Issues

    Despite the many advances we have made in treatment of cancers we still have not made many in the area of long-term survivoship.Tonight I agreed to lead a support group of indivdiduals who have survived cancer several months to 18 years. It was a...

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  • Free Set of Papers On Cancer From New York Times

    As I was searching for more new information on cancer and resources for us all to share I stumbled on an exciting free piece of information. The New York Times is releasing A free collection of articles about cancer published in The New York Times...

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  • Tips On Taking Pain Medication At Home

    In order to help you manage your pain at home, health care providers suggest the following:Take the pain medication when the pain first begins.Ask your health care provider what you can expect from the pain medications, including possible side eff...

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  • Facing Uncertainty

    As most people know individuals in California are battling fierce fires and the Santa Ana winds. Individuals who live near these fires are living with GREAT uncertainty as did many others last year with Hurricane Katrina as to whether everything t...

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  • Avastin to Treat Gliomas

    Avastin is a cancer drug that has been shown and been approved to treat lung and colorectal cancers. A new study now has shown that Avastin can slow the growth and shrink tumors of a common form of brain cancer called glioma. This is exciting news...

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  • Christmas, Holidays and Cancer

    Whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday at this time, I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers today 12/25/06. I have spent time relfecting on what Christmas and other faiths who celebrate holidays now really are celebratin...

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  • How to Think Optimistically - Part II

    In our last article, we discussed how to interrupt negative trains of thought. Remaining optimistic while undergoing cancer treatment is paramount to a better recovery. Today, we will discuss two other states of mind that we need to be aware of an...

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BA, MPH

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

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