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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    Regular readers of blogs know that it is common for bloggers to read and link to other bloggers, especially if they are talking abut a similar topic. Each week a member of the medical blogosphere hosts "Grand Rounds." This is a good way to find bl...

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  • What Is A Clinical Trial?

    Clinical trials are studies designed to test new therapies on humans. All different types of treatment are studied by this method (e.g. radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biological agents, medical devices and more).Research initially starts in a la...

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  • Are Women With Breast Cancer Seeing The Most Experienced Surgeons?

    Up for a quiz? Great. Assume that you or your spouse were newly diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to see a breast cancer surgeon. How would go about finding a breast cancer surgeon to help treat your cancer? Remember, your treatment outcome ...

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  • Enhancing Breast Cancer Screening

    The following is a review written by a nurse, Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, FNP, RN, at our institution on a study related to breast cancer screening.Breast Cancer is the most wide spread cancer affecting women and the second leading cause of cancer dea...

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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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BA, MPH

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

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