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  • What is the Difference Between Alternative and Complementary Medicine?

    Although some health care professionals and many lay people use the terms alternative and complementary therapies interchangeably, they are very different. Alternative therapies are unconventional unproven therapies that reject conventional medici...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Reflection on Survivorship

    I sit here on the 5th Anniversary of the September 11th bombings of the Twin Towers in New York City and wonder what can I say today that might be meaningful to individuals with cancer. Is there a connection? Is there anything appropriate to say t...

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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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  • 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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BA, MPH

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

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