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Category Archives: Cancer Patients

Being diagnosed with cancer can feel like entering the Twilight Zone. Doctors appointments, tests, and a whole new vocabulary are just the beginning of life in this new place. These articles will empower and encourage cancer patients. They will help you learn to live with your illness and even thrive.


Firefighters and Cancer

It’s been 16 years since “9/11.” No doubt, you remember where you were on that day. Images of heroic first responders are etched in our memories forever. How has the health of survivors and first responders (including firefighters) at Ground Read more…


Physical affection

Everyone’s personal comfort level when it comes to physical touch is different. I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who isn’t big on physical affection (except when it’s from my husband). That being said, I find great value in Read more…


Circle of Support

The Ring Theory-Finding Your Circle of SupportThe Ring Theory was created by breast cancer survivor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Susan Silk Ph.D., and arbitrator/mediator, Barry Goldman. The gist of it is this: Comfort in. Dump out. Who you comfort, and Read more…


waiting room

One thing all cancer patients do is wait. From the waiting room, on, waiting becomes a huge part of life when you’re living with cancer,Waiting roomMy husband and I had monthly visits to the cancer center for 5 years prior Read more…


Targeted Treatments

Not that long ago, cancer treatments were synonymous with losing your hair and suffering from nausea and vomiting. Now with the advancements in cancer research, it’s not uncommon for patients to go complete a treatment regimen without either of these Read more…


Doctors stage a patient’s cancer at the time of diagnosis. Doctors determine the extent of your cancer, such as how large the tumor is, and if it has spread, using x-rays, lab tests, and other tests or procedures .  This Read more…


Recurrence

The Roller Coaster of RecurrenceCancer can feel like a roller coaster from the moment you suspect there’s a problem. And, it’s not a fun roller coaster. Instead, it’s a beast that keeps going up and down, causing your stomach to Read more…


quality of life

People often talk about quality of life when it comes to health concerns. Decisions about treatment must take quality of life into account. Patients often decide to discontinue cancer treatment based on concerns about quality of life. What is quality Read more…


Oncology

When someone is being treated for cancer, they will work with a team of medical professionals in the oncology department. This team approach ensures you get the best medical care possible. Who are some of the people on a care Read more…


Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a set of symptoms affecting the nervous system. Peripheral neuropathy affects your nerves, or those on the periphery of your body: Skin, fingers, toes, etc. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is when these symptoms are the result of chemotherapy.Symptoms of Read more…

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