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Chemotherapy

June 15, 2017

Busting myths: 7 common chemotherapy misconceptions

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you may experience fear, anger, sadness and confusion. This blog is an installment in an occasional series called “Busting myths,” designed to help dispel some widely held misconceptions about certain aspects of cancer.

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Tan

June 29, 2017

Is there such a thing as a safe suntan?

Is there a way to safely tan your skin without exposing it to the damage that may lead to skin cancer?

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Stress

7/10/2019 12:00 AM

What is the relationship between stress and cancer?

Research has long supported a connection between inflammation and cancer. But what scientists are now learning is the implication inflammation may have on the relationship between psychological stress and cancer.

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Measles

7/3/2019 12:00 AM

Measles outbreak may pose special threat to cancer patients

Once thought to be all but eliminated in the United States, measles is once again spreading in certain areas of the country. The disease may cause challenging complications in many patients, especially cancer patients and others with compromised immune systems.

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Reflux-Drugs

6/26/2019 12:00 AM

Can long-term use of acid reflux drugs cause cancer?

After the drugs have been on the market for 25 years, some doctors and researchers are questioning whether protracted use of so-called proton pump inhibitors comes with long-term side effects, including the possibility of an increased cancer risk.

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Geriatric-Oncology

6/19/2019 12:00 AM

Geriatric oncology: Aging population raises concerns about surge in demand for cancer care

Researchers fear the coming of what’s been dubbed a “silver oncologic tsunami” in the United States, worrying the medical community is not prepared to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population of cancer patients. Read more.

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Healthy-Food

6/12/2019 12:00 AM

The 'good, better, best' list of healthy foods

“What’s important in a healthy diet is variety,” says Jasmyn Walker, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at our Tulsa hospital. “And what is best for people often depends on their current state of health and what they are trying to achieve. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet.” Still, Walker said, it’s good to start by incorporating as much vegetables and fruit as you can into your diet.

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Ovarian-Cancer

6/5/2019 12:00 AM

HIPEC becoming recognized as important option for women with advanced ovarian cancer

One 2018 study, conducted in the Netherlands and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that some ovarian cancer patients experienced improved quality of life and a 12-month improvement in their median overall survival rate when their interval debulking surgery involved a process called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

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Surgery

5/29/2019 12:00 AM

Lighting up cancer cells to improve surgical accuracy

To help improve surgical accuracy, researchers are testing dyes that make cancer cells light up so surgeons can find them more easily, while also allowing them to spare healthy tissue.

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Bacteria

5/22/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping belly bacteria balanced is key, but a challenge for cancer patients

Learn about the important role gut bacteria play in our overall health and in certain diseases, including cancer.

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Colorectal Cancer

5/15/2019 12:00 AM

Colorectal cancer risk factors that may already be affecting you

The first step in prevention and early detection is understanding that colorectal cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a malignant tumor.

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