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Questions You Should Be Asking Your Oncologist

The results are in, and you have cancer. Though no appointment will be stress-free, the first appointment with your oncologist is often the most difficult. It’s scary, you’re unfamiliar with the jargon, and you have so many questions and worries racing through your mind that it is hard to focus.…...

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The Powerful Impact of the HPV Vaccine on Cervical Cancer Cases

Cervical cancer cases are declining, and we can thank the HPV vaccine! Each year, cervical cancer claims the lives of over 300,000 women. This disease affects women of all ages worldwide, often presenting without symptoms giving it the nickname “silent killer.” Thankfully, due to screening and HPV vaccines, diagnoses in the U.S. have declined…...

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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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Resources and Support for Family Caregivers

Taking on the role of a caregiver for a loved one seems like an easy choice. Most people would say that they would do it at the drop of a hat. Those who are caregivers for their loved ones, however, can attest that it is something that is far easier…...

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Deadly Decisions: COVID-19 or CANCER?

Another deadly effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been uncovered—significantly delayed cancer screenings. A recent study found that more than a third of Americans have missed life-saving cancer screenings because of the coronavirus. The reason? Americans have been too afraid to visit their doctor’s offices, making the decision to…...

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