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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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  • How Can the Red Devil and Breast Cancer Be Related?

    It is not common for women to develop breast cancer in their 30’s. After surviving breast cancer in her 30’s Katherine Russell Rich wrote a book called The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer – and Back. This book was an account of how she had gotten s...

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  • Healthcare Consumerism

    The topic of how to effectively communicate with your healthcare provider is just a minor part of a larger movement in healthcare called "Healthcare Consumerism". I would suggest you all go to this URL http://fardj.prblogs.org/2007/01/30/grand-rou...

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  • Coast to Coast: A Challenge

    Connecticut high school teacher Christian McEvoy is almost halfway through a 6-month, 3,500-mile run across the United States aimed at raising awareness and much needed funds for cancer survivorship programs. He and his team have raised more than ...

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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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  • Long-Term National Cancer Survivors' Issues

    Despite the many advances we have made in treatment of cancers we still have not made many in the area of long-term survivoship.Tonight I agreed to lead a support group of indivdiduals who have survived cancer several months to 18 years. It was a...

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BA, MPH

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

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