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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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  • More Compelling Evidence That Patient Outcomes Are Better At Specialized High Volume Cancer Hospitals – Lung Cancer, A Case In Point

    Preliminary findings from a study presented at last week’s meeting International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer in Seoul, Korea demonstrates why it so important for cancer patients or their spouses to carefully choose the right physician...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Should I Tell My Health Care Provider I Want Complementary Therapies?

    You should always discuss any additional therapies or self-care strategies that you want to initiate with your health care provider (e.g., doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant). Many complementary therapies may be helpful when done alon...

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  • An Example of A Credible Cancer Website

    In my spare time I work with organizations like the American Cancer Society, Oncology Nursing Society, and Lance Armstrong Foundation. Last week I was doing some work related to the Lance Armstrong Foundation so I decided to go back and visit the ...

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  • Optimism - Part VIII - How Your Emotional Computer Feeds Back

    HOW YOUR EMOTIONAL COMPUTER FEEDS BACKYour mind is like a computer. Everything you have experienced and known is recorded in your mind and is ready to play back and affect your reactions to people and situations. There are basically three emotiona...

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  • Don't Confuse Me With The Facts

    As a former hospital executive and a long time researcher in the field of consumer health behavior, I tend to look at things differently than many of my colleagues in healthcare. Call me contrarian.The American Cancer Society for example just rele...

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BA, MPH

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

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