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We understand how overwhelming it can be when you or your loved one is coping with cancer.

The Cancer Center Newsletter was developed to ease some of the burden of this "information overload," by featuring various topics in an easy-to-understand format.

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Past Newsletters

August 2015 - Advances in managing and treating lymphedema

Fighting cancer comes with many challenges, both emotional and physical, from confronting the diagnosis, to choosing a treatment plan, to undergoing the procedures designed to fight the disease. For many cancer patients, the side effects that come with treatment can prove life-changing, too. Lymphedema is one such symptom that can impact patients who undergo surgery or radiation, with sometimes-lasting effects.

July 2015 - Regaining independence after cancer treatment

Getting well is a cancer patient’s main job. Treatments can require time away from work and everyday activities, leaving many survivors looking forward to a more “normal” way of life. That may include returning to work, but the transition can be tough.

June 2015 - Cancer prevention

Many people mistakenly believe that cancer is largely a hereditary disease, as if fate and the family gene pool alone dictate your chances of getting sick. The truth, though, is that only about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers develop from gene mutations passed down from one generation to the next, according to the American Cancer Society.

May 2015 - Mental health and cancer

A cancer diagnosis can prove challenging to anyone’s state of mind, often eliciting feelings of sadness, grief and frustration. Treatment regimens can also impact patients’ ability to maintain their daily routines, which may increase their risk of depression. But depression doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis.

April 2015 - Cancer's impact on sexual health

A healthy sex life can be difficult to achieve even in normal circumstances, with the pressures of work, family and other stresses that come with day-to-day living. Add a cancer diagnosis and treatment regimen to the equation, and sexual relationships can prove an even bigger struggle. This is true for both men and women, but how they handle this often-taboo topic and the obstacles they confront are as different as their biological makeup.