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Tips for Seeking Second Opinion on Cancer Care

Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. Symptoms of colon cancer Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Stem Cell Transplant for Cancer Patients

Stem cell transplant This procedure may help if your bone marrow stops working or if you've had high-dose chemotherapy or radiation therapy for certain blood disorders. Personality affects how cancer survivors deal with care Extroverts and introverts have different ways of interacting while managing cancer. Breast Cancer risk factors A [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Alternative Medicine for Cancer Patient Fatigue

Alternative Medicine for Fatigue Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue during and after treatment, that can continue for years. Can bleeding problems during chemotherapy be prevented? When you have low levels of platelets due to chemotherapy, you bleed and bruise more easily. Here's how to lower your risk of bleeding. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Recurrent Breast Cancer

Recurrent breast cancer This breast cancer may occur months or years after your initial treatment. Know the symptoms and find out how to cope. Resistance training helps cancer survivors Using weights, weight machines or elastic bands to exercise has helped some people with cancer lessen fatigue and improve their quality [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Anger and cancer — what to do with the difficult emotions

Anger and cancer — what to do with the difficult emotions Anger is normal when dealing with cancer. Try to direct it to something positive, be upfront about it and find a way to cope. Preventing infections during chemotherapy Chemotherapy drugs can damage your bone marrow, reducing your body's ability [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Cultural Traditions Influence Caregiving With Cancer Patients

Cultural traditions influence caregiving with cancer patients After a diagnosis of cancer, cultural traditions may play a key role in helping you feel cared for and loved during treatment and recovery. Ovarian cancer September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Find out how this cancer is treated and what you [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Groups Offer Support for Brain Tumor Survivors

Groups offer support for brain tumor survivors If you have a brain tumor, finding information specific to its type is important. Here are support organizations that can help you. Coping with chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapy often triggers side effects. Taking steps to manage them can help you feel better and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mentoring for New Cancer Survivors

Mentoring for new cancer survivors Long-time cancer survivors provide a valuable service in mentoring those who are newly diagnosed. PSA and other tests to monitor slow-growing prostate cancer  Are you undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer? Find out which tests doctors say you should have. Miles for Melanoma A new [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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