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Shame & Cancer

Upon diagnosis, many cancer patients naturally evaluate how their lifestyles could have contributed to their fate. They may believe their cancer was self-inflicted and experience a deep sense of shame, saying to themselves phrases such as: “Why couldn’t I stop smoking? What’s wrong with me?” “I should have eaten healthier.…...

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Cervical Cancer to “Skyrocket” Among Older Women

A study out of the United Kingdom predicts that while cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 percent by 2040, with deaths close to eradicated, women aged 50-64 will see a 62% rise in the disease, leading to a 143% rise in mortality, from 183 deaths in…...

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Obesity & Chemotherapy

The effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs may be reduced by fat cells. This groundbreaking recent discovery was made according to a recent study published in November 2017 in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.  Obesity has long been associated with a higher risk of…...

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PUFAs & Cancer

In the last century, the American diet has seen a dramatic rise in the intake of PUFAs, or polyunsaturated fats.  When we weaned ourselves off of saturated fats from animal sources, we replaced our cooking oils with an assortment of PUFAs from vegetable oils, soybean oils, and seed oils such…...

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Cancer Research Week through the years

Since 2016, the National Foundation for Cancer Research has hosted Cancer Research Week as part of the Play4TheCure program. The goal of Cancer Research Week being to engage the Mid-Atlantic region basketball community to support a locally-based cancer research organization....

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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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Lung Cancers Can Differ by Race

According to Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, recently discovered genetic differences in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) between some African-Americans and European-Americans suggest that there are racial differences in the biology of the disease. These findings could have a clinical impact on personalized…...

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