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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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Holiday Lights for Cancer Research

Pete and Sherri Kimbell have a holiday tradition in Indian Trail, NC that delights their community and raises money for the National Foundation for Cancer Research....

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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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Circadian Rhythms & Cancer

Twice a year, as we turn our clocks backward or forward to adjust for daylight savings time, we see headlines everywhere about the implications of the time change on our biological clocks. This year, however, our biological clock got extra attention due to the recent announcement of the 2017 Nobel…...

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Using Cancer to Fight Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) devised a process to grow a series of honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers that could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer. The findings are detailed in a study in the journal, Clinical Cancer Research. Led by…...

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Preventing and Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is never thwarted by the politics of avoidance. Over half of men aged 50 and over have already experienced changes to the tissues and cells in their prostate, which is part of the normal aging process. The likelihood of developing prostate cancer increases with age. While only one…...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

With lung cancer affecting the lives of so many people, it’s important to understand the disease and what we can do to improve our chances of beating it....

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