NFCR Writer Nicole Tartaglia, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Nicole Tartaglia

Healing the Wounds We Cannot See: Cancer and Adolescents

As cancer drug therapies continue to improve and oncology research gives patients more options, treatments and time, winning the war against cancer is a goal increasingly within reach. However, whether removing a tumor, limb, breast or node, or administering a groundbreaking new chemotherapy or targeted therapy—these represent the ability only…...

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Managing Anxiety & Depression in Cancer Patients

Cancer changes the entire landscape of a person’s life. Career plans, the future, the present; these are all called into question when a diagnosis arrives. Certainly it is expected for cancer patients to become sad or angry, anxious or overwhelmed, as they come to grips with the battle ahead. However,…...

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Brain Cancer Surgery: Thriving in Recovery

Brain cancer is a formidable adversary in the world of oncology. Against substantial odds, patients work with dedicated doctors to mount a counter offensive. The road to recovery is, to no one’s astonishment, arduous, as brain surgery exposes the very epicenter of our being, behavior, personality, motor skills and memory.…...

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World Cancer Day 2018: We Can, I Can

  Each year, World Cancer Day (WCD) falls on February 4th. Since 2016, the theme of this global campaign has been “We Can, I Can.” The purpose is to get as many people as possible, all around the world, talking and thinking about cancer, with a view to educating the…...

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Antioxidants: Body Balance

A 2017 epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet rich in antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin C can help to prevent breast cancer and lung cancer. Antioxidants have had their fair share of press in recent years and numerous studies have been done trying to pinpoint their…...

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Cervical Cancer Prevention & Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) joins others in raising awareness of and informing of steps toward preventing the disease—one of the most detectable and treatable cancers, if vigilance is observed.  Here is information and a set of best practices. Risk Factors:…...

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Struggles of Survivorship: Part 2 – Psycho-Social Implications

The mental status of cancer survivors can be fragile and destabilized. Psycho-social complications often arise, such as fear of recurrent illness, financial hardship, anxiety, difficulty handling the end of treatment, fatigue, lasting “brain fog”, broken relationships and even post-traumatic stress disorder. In order to navigate this myriad of challenging issues…...

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Struggles of Survivorship: Part 1 – Pain

It is estimated that by the year 2030, deaths due to cancer will drop dramatically and life expectancy after diagnosis will have significantly increased. Whereas this is encouraging news and proof positive that the practice of oncology and the drugs used to treat cancer have become progressively more effective, there…...

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Thoughtfully Yours: Holiday Gifts for Cancer Patients

Chestnuts roasting, songs, laughter and festive family meals are the hallmark of nearly every holiday now at hand. It’s worthwhile to consider viewing this time of year as a chance to purposely choose to celebrate the things we have and the love we share—in spite of cancer. As you celebrate…...

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Pancreatic Cancer: What You Need to Know

We will today take an in-depth look at pancreatic cancer. The Who According to Johns Hopkins University, this year, “an estimated 53,070 adults (27,670 men and 25,400 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is estimated that 41,780 deaths (21,450 men and 20,330 women) from this disease…...

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