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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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Breast cancer

12/13/2019 12:00 AM

Breast cancer gives oncologist insights into patient journey

Dr. Karen Smorowski says her experiences as a breast cancer patient have greatly impacted how she relates to patients. “My journey has taught me even more compassion and empathy, and how important it is to actually listen to the patient and what they’re experiencing,” she says.

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Natural supplements

12/12/2019 12:00 AM

7 natural supplements for cancer patients to avoid

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and especially if you are undergoing treatment, certain supplements may actually harm you. Some may even counteract anti-cancer treatments like chemotherapy. That’s why it is essential that patients always consult with their oncologists before taking any supplements.

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What's the difference?

12/11/2019 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Plenty when it comes to cancer

To clear up some of the confusion, the CTCA Blog developed an occasional series called, “What's the difference?,” to familiarize patients with cancer terminology and help increase their cancer IQ. Below are summaries of the series installments from the past year.

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Eat this, not that

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Eat this, not that: Holiday edition

Our registered dietitians work closely with cancer patients on how to stay properly nourished through their treatment journey and have compiled some tips on how to enjoy that holiday party without splurging on the calories. Read more to get tips.

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Tasty meals

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Serving up tasty meals for the cancer patient on your holiday guest list

With the holidays just around the corner, ‘tis the season for planning those family meals. This year, if your guest list includes a loved one undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to adjust the menu accordingly.

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Care package

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Thoughtful care packages for the cancer patient in treatment

While every cancer patient’s journey is unique, many have common experiences during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Here is a list of simple, affordable items that may boost patients’ spirits.

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Holiday gift guide

12/4/2019 12:00 AM

Holiday gift guide with the cancer patient in mind

When looking for holiday gifts for someone with cancer, there are special circumstances to consider. Here are some holiday gift ideas designed especially for cancer patients.

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Twitter chat with Dr. Alraiyes

11/27/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: Your questions answered about lung cancer screening

Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our Chicago hospital, answers your questions about lung cancer screening.

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Firefighter

11/25/2019 12:00 AM

Registry aims to track firefighters’ higher cancer risk

Men and women on America’s fire departments often are exposed to toxic smoke, asbestos and other substances that may increase their cancer risk. As a result, these first responders are diagnosed with cancer at a higher rate than the general population.

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The information contained in this blog is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the blog is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment of any illness, condition or disease.

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