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  • Myths About Chronic Pain Management

    Many individuals with cancer who have chronic pain have heard "rumors" or "myths" about pain medications and pain management. It is helpful to have the correct information about these myths.MYTH 1: A person should wait as long as possible before s...

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  • What Does Dental Care Have To Do With Cancer?

    About 2 weeks ago I went to my dentist and found out that - right then and NOT tomorrow - I was going to get a temporary crown on my tooth. Now you have to understand I am not severely phobic of dentists, but I can think of lots of other things to...

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  • Courage and Cancer Survivors

    I have wanted to talk about courage for awhile, but not really knowing what to say. Because of my "English, journalism training" I find myelf going back to the definition of words.Some of the ones I found today include:The state or quality of mind...

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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 Do You Prefer Orientation/Education about Cancer?

    The following is a review written by a nurse, Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, FNP, RN, at our institution on a study related to orientation for individuals with cancer and their primary support person.Because of the unfamiliar surroundings and unpredictab...

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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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  • Should Cancer Survivors Receive The Pneumonia Vaccine?

    The most common type of bacteria that causes pneumonia is called streptococcus pneumoniae. The most common type pneumonia in the United States is pneumococcal pneumonia. This can be a very serious disease. Pneumococcal pneumonia may cause high fev...

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  • Cancer Care In The US Has A Long Way To Go It Seems

    When I decided to write a blog about cancer, I thought it would be pretty easy. After all, my wife and I have been living with it for some three years come this Fall. And then there is the endless stream of great cancer research that anyone can ...

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BA, MPH

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

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