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PTSD and Cancer

PTSD and Cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss.  Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...

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Yoga and self-hypnosis can reduce emotional distress and fatigue in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), yoga, and self-hypnosis as psychological interventions for breast cancer patients. This study found that mind-body therapies are an effective approach. Some background There are many side effects that can be associated with cancer diagnosis and...

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Addition of traustuzumab to adjuvant anthracycline and taxane based chemotherapy does not worsen long-term heart function or health related quality of life.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study set out to evaluate heart function in patients who received traustuzumab with anthracycline and taxane–based chemotherapy. This study concluded that, in patients without heart disease at baseline, adding traustuzumab to adjuvant anthracycline and taxane–based...

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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In It’s All In Your Gut, A High Fiber Diet and the Immune System, we introduced the microbiome that lives in our body.  It helps with our digestion and makes the short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are important to our immune system.  Now several recent studies are looking at bacteria in the bodies of people with cancer.   Specifically, these...

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Is accelerated partial breast irradiation as good as whole breast irradiation?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in comparison to whole breast irradiation (WBI) after surgery. They concluded that survival and long-term side-effects are the same for both treatments. However, ABPI had a higher rate of local recurrence as compared to WBI. Some background For early stage breast...

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War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 6 comments

“For me, having lost my husband, it’s frustrating to hear publicly people saying to John McCain, ‘If anybody can beat this you can — you’re so tough.’  Not that it’s intentionally hurtful, but it does leave those of us who’ve lost a loved one thinking, ‘Was my loved one not tough enough? Did he not fight hard enough?'” ~Dannagal...

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