Coping with Cancer
Overcoming Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

Overcoming the Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

From an initial diagnosis to treatments, recovery and beyond, cancer is an anxiety-filled journey from start to finish. And for many, that fear and anxiety doesn’t easily go away once a clean bill of health is received. “Once people are cancer-free, that anxiety doesn’t just stop,” says Michael Ryan, Psy.D, …

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Skin Cancer Awareness

The Truth About Mole Changes & Skin Cancer

Warmer weather and longer days are on their way in Michigan, and with the changing season comes more time spent outdoors in summer attire and more sun – which is accompanied by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Whether you have one mole or 100, it’s crucial you are aware of the proper …

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Understanding Health Risks

The Link Between HPV and Throat Cancer

You are probably more familiar with human papilloma virus (HPV) in relation to the vaccination and the risk of women developing cervical cancer. And while this is all still very prevalent, HPV is a growing culprit for another type of cancer: throat cancer. Tamer Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D, an otolaryngologist (ear, …

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Cancer Support

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Cancer can be a tricky subject to navigate. For friends and loved ones, it can feel like you just don’t know what to say when you learn that someone in your life has gotten a cancer diagnosis or is going through treatment. For those with cancer, it can be frustrating …

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Coping with Cancer

Caring for the Cancer Caregiver

In the world of cancer, caregivers are a silver lining. They help their loved ones with daily tasks they may currently be unable to do themselves. They provide hope and encouragement, and serve in roles ranging from therapists to chauffeurs. But being a caregiver to a loved one who has …

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Cancer Awareness

Kidney Cancer 101

The kidneys are a unique organ. They are necessary for survival, but you can live with just one of them and, with medical intervention, you can also live if you lose complete kidney function. Yet kidney cancer – one of the most common cancers in the United States – takes …

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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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