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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Can All Family Members Obtain Important Information from the Doctor?

    It is difficult if an individual with cancer has many family/friends that they want to have the latest information. Most doctors and nurses are willing and interested in trying to keep the individual with cancer and family up-to-date, but it is ha...

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  • Other New Advances in Drug Therapies for Cancer

    Individuals with cancer and family members often want to know that there are new drugs being developed and approved for all types of cancer. All drugs used for chemotherapy for individuals must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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  • Reply to George and Merkle Cell Cancer

    George is the Administrator for the Merkel Cell Cancer group, an online support group within Google Groups. The group sent questions and contacted the main office at the Women's Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical...

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  • Who Are the Team Members Who Help Treat Cancer?

    Multidisciplinary Approach To Treating CancerIn order to give you the best possible cancer care you will be cared for by a team of healthcare professionals. This team is called a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to treating cancer. ...

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  • Targeted Therapies for Colorectal Cancer

    Because chemotherapy drugs must be given systemically and can thus harm healthy as well as cancer cells, they tend to cause a wide variety of side effects and are not very specific. More recently, researchers have developed targeted therapies or b...

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  • Participation in Grand Rounds

    Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds this week. She offered some of the best writing in the medical bloggosphere for all of us to read. She also highlighted my writing on the topic of cancer and spirituality.Tags: Healthline, health, medical, doctor, g...

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BA, MPH

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

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