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  • How Can I Find A Research Study To Be In?

    Studies that are designed to test new treatments on humans are called Clinical Trials. Clinical trials are used to test treatments for cancer. Some are developed for specific symptoms. Before enrolling in a study be sure you talk to your doctor an...

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  • Optimism IV - Dealing with Fear Effectively

    To eliminate fear and regain control, you must experience your fears and see how they limit you. Then you need to take steps to counteract those fears, control your anxiety, and move forward once again.Positive thoughts are powerful. You can visua...

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  • Different Asian American Groups Face Different Cancer Risks

    I live in California, and besides having a Filipino wife, I know lots of people of Asian descent, some born in the US and many born in their native land. That’s why an article today in the New York Times about cancer rates in Asian Americans caugh...

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  • How To Start a Support Group

    Sometimes individuals are interested in a support group but there is nothing offered in their area, yet there are other individuals who are traveling along the same cancer journey. Do not be afraid to start a group, but be realistic. It takes awhi...

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  • Thank You to A Surprising Grand Rounds at Dr Hebert's Medical Gumbo

    Thank you to Dr. Hebert's Medical Gumbo for including my post, How Can All Family Members Obtain Important Information from the Doctor?, in last week’s Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds is a weekly hosted event where a medical blogger recommends posts fr...

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  • Any Newcomers to Support Groups?

    On my previous post I discussed some of the different types of support groups. But there are many other facts and questions to ask about support groups. One aspect that is essential is what do you do if you are a newcomer?Regardless of the type of...

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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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  • 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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  • The Language of Cancer

    When a person hears the words “You Have Cancer,” it becomes clear soon after, that there is a whole lot of work to do. There are important conversations to have with your healthcare providers and treatment decisions that have to be made. But what ...

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

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