Coping with Cancer
cancer patient talking with doctor

5 Questions Cancer Patients Should Ask Their Doctor

Any medical diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with, and cancer – a disease that takes numerous forms and results in more than 8 million deaths every year – is an especially tough diagnosis to receive. Because the nature of cancer and cancer care is so complex, it …

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Coping with Cancer
cancer treatment and sleep issues

How to Overcome Sleep Issues During Cancer Treatment

It’s no surprise that cancer – and cancer treatment – contribute to a host of side effects ranging from hair loss to nausea. Cancer is a tough disease that transforms bodies and can leave even the strongest of patients feeling weak and defeated. Unfortunately, cancer is also the culprit of …

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Cancer Awareness
Man eats healthy food to prevent colorectal cancer.

Colon Care: Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer – a disease that is projected to take the lives of more than 50,000 this year alone. Colorectal cancer is a serious disease. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, it’s the third most common type of cancer in …

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Cancer Awareness
Man and woman receive news about bladder cancer

Bladder Cancer: Know the Basics

Part of the urinary system, the bladder is a muscular, multi-layered sac that stores urine and signals to our brains when it’s time to go (which is better than the alternative of urinating involuntarily). Like all of our organs, our bladders are crucial for keeping our bodies healthy and functioning …

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Coping with Cancer

How to Share (Or Not Share) a Cancer Diagnosis

Learning you have cancer is a life-changing event. It’s scary, painful, and both physically and emotionally demanding. Once you come to terms with your cancer diagnosis, one of the many things you have to think about is whether to tell others – and how to go about it. The way …

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Understanding Health Risks
HPV

5 Misconceptions About HPV (and the Truth About Them)

You’ve probably heard of human papillomavirus before. First, because you may be familiar with its acronym, HPV. Or you might know someone who received the series of vaccinations. You may even have the virus – or know someone who does. Regardless of your familiarity with HPV, there is still a …

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Coping with Cancer

Creating a Cancer Care Package

When a friend or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to lend your support and show you care. But what can you do? And what will really help your loved one as he or she begins cancer treatment? Cynthia Ulreich, an oncology-certified nurse practitioner …

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Reducing Your Risk

Prevention Is Power: Turning The Health Odds In Your Favor

We can’t control everything in life – bad things happen, much as we’d like to avoid them. But we can prevent quite a lot. As a matter of fact, nearly 75 percent of diseases are preventable. Those are great odds! So when it comes to making sure you stay healthy, …

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