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  • Ignore Conventional Wisdom About Aggressive Prostate CA Treatment And You May Live Longer

    One of the most important lessons my wife and I have learned during her bout with lung cancer is to never trust anything that sounds like "conventional wisdom."I’ll never forget it when a local thoracic surgeon quoted us the survival statistics fo...

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  • Want To Increase Your Odds Of Remaining Cancer Free Following Prostate Cancer Surgery? Start By Finding A Highly Experienced Surgeon.

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American men. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 219,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States in 2007. The most common treatment for early stage pr...

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  • Surviving the Holidays

    With Thanksgiving approaching this week it is important to talk about the holidays. Society teaches us and we often feel we must be happy and joyous at all holiday times, but especially between Thanksgiving and New Years. This can be a difficult e...

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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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  • Any Newcomers to Support Groups?

    On my previous post I discussed some of the different types of support groups. But there are many other facts and questions to ask about support groups. One aspect that is essential is what do you do if you are a newcomer?Regardless of the type of...

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  • The Controversy Surrounding John and Elizabeth Edwards and Her Cancer

    Since John Edwards announced his candidacy and Mr. and Mrs. Edwards announced the recurrence of her cancer, there has been a lot of controversy. The public seems to have many issues around John Edwards' candidacy while his wife faces cancer. These...

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  • Optimism - Part III

    In dealing with cancer, we must be careful of not falling into what is called the "victim role"Some of our thoughts in the victim role may be: "It will never get better. Things will never change. My cancer illness will get worse. A disaster is goi...

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  • The Language of Cancer

    When a person hears the words “You Have Cancer,” it becomes clear soon after, that there is a whole lot of work to do. There are important conversations to have with your healthcare providers and treatment decisions that have to be made. But what ...

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BA, MPH

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

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