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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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  • 9 Simple Ways to Live Well with Cancer

    One of my nursing colleagues Katen Moore has written a book with Libbyu Schmals called “Living Well with Cancer” (2001, Berkley Publishing Group, NY, NY). In this helpful book designed for patients and families they list the following 9 simple way...

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  • How to Think Optimistically - Part II

    In our last article, we discussed how to interrupt negative trains of thought. Remaining optimistic while undergoing cancer treatment is paramount to a better recovery. Today, we will discuss two other states of mind that we need to be aware of an...

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  • Iyengar Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors

    At a recent nursing research conference held in Washington D.C. Dr. Mel Haberman reported on 2 studies with 31 breast cancer survivors. The purpose of the study was to determine if participating in yoga would increase the immune response and quali...

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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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  • Myths About Cancer

    Despite the many advances in cancer care in the past few decades I still hear people continuing to pass on myths about cancer. It is important that everyone (family, friends, health care providers) help dispel these rumors.For example, I still hea...

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  • Successful Communication Skills for Cancer Patients

    Just the diagnosis of CANCER is enough. Your brain wants to shut down at that time. The doctor has to be wrong about the diagnosis or have the wrong person. But as it does sink in and you begin on your cancer journey, there are a couple of tips I ...

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  • Facing Uncertainty

    As most people know individuals in California are battling fierce fires and the Santa Ana winds. Individuals who live near these fires are living with GREAT uncertainty as did many others last year with Hurricane Katrina as to whether everything t...

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  • Spring - What Does the Season Mean

    It is only March 1st. and Spring does not officialy start for several weeks, but it has been on my mind.As in summer, Spring brings dayight hours that are greater or equal to 12 hours and rapidly increasing. Everything begins to warm, new plant gr...

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  • Gifts That Help Cancer

    With the holidays coming quickly and many people still looking for gifts and organizations stil needing donations to help fight cancer I wanted to mention a few ways to combine the 2.In North Carolina (where I live) there is a wonderful company ca...

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BA, MPH

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

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