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Chemo and COVID: Patrick’s Story

Growing up as one of eight children, Patrick Mendola never spent much time being lonely. At age 15 he met his soulmate, who was also one of eight. Their extended family continued to grow, eventually tallying 13 nieces and nephews. Surrounded by love, family, and friends, loneliness felt like a…...

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Alcohol and Cancer: A Fine Line

Reducing alcoholic intake is one of the most important preventable risk factors in relation to cancer. Alcohol use accounts for about 6% of all cancers and 4% of all cancer deaths in the United States. Despite this, over half of Americans use alcohol frequently. Which cancers are related to alcohol…...

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Therapeutic Vaccines Showed Long-term Anti-Cancer Effects for Melanoma

When people hear the word “vaccine”, they often think about vaccine’s preventive function that protects people from getting infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis or Covid-19.  It’s true that traditional vaccines are developed to prevent infectious diseases, but innovative scientists are developing therapeutic vaccines that can treat various non-infectious diseases,…...

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Discussing and Preparing for End-of-Life Cancer Care

End-of-life cancer care can be an overwhelming conversation to have with a doctor or with a loved one. Many patients and their families have hundreds of questions rushing through their mind but cannot articulate their concerns amidst the rush of anxiety. In turn, many medical professionals are hesitant to overwhelm…...

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10 Tips to Help You Cope with Grieving

Grieving is a process unique to the individual experiencing it. Some may cry, some may feel empty, and others may experience anger. In many ways, grief is similar to clinical depression. Some people may feel extreme sadness, insomnia, poor appetite, and/or weight loss. Grief can also develop into complicated grief,…...

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Choose Joy: Jennifer’s Story

There are so many challenges when it comes to someone’s individual journey with cancer. For Jennifer Brown, the most challenging part was maintaining the emotional strength when physical strength seemed unattainable. “I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in October 2011,” Jennifer shared. “Routine bloodwork prior to an umbilical hernia…...

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Powerful Duo Combats Eye Cancer

Most people have heard of melanoma, which is more commonly referred to as skin cancer. But did you know that melanoma is also the most common cancer of the eye? There are many types of cancers that can affect the eye and they are broken down into two types: primary…...

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Cancer Fighting Foods: Carrots

Though there is not yet a 100% effective way to prevent all types of cancer, there have been amazing discoveries regarding ways in which certain foods can aid in prevention. Carrots have long been in the public eye as an excellent way to support eye health but are now gaining…...

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Cancer and Dental Health

Did you know that cancer patients have a high risk of oral and dental complications? It is no secret that chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments are often accompanied by a variety of mild to severe side effects. Many of these side effects can be seen, such as hair loss,…...

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