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  • Tips On Taking Pain Medication At Home

    In order to help you manage your pain at home, health care providers suggest the following:Take the pain medication when the pain first begins.Ask your health care provider what you can expect from the pain medications, including possible side eff...

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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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  • Avastin to Treat Gliomas

    Avastin is a cancer drug that has been shown and been approved to treat lung and colorectal cancers. A new study now has shown that Avastin can slow the growth and shrink tumors of a common form of brain cancer called glioma. This is exciting news...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Should Cancer Patients and Family Do About the Flu Vaccine?

    Now that it is October the question arises as to whether individuals with cancer and their families should get the flu shot. This is an important question to discuss every year in the Fall. It is essential that individuals with cancer discuss this...

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BA, MPH

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

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