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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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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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2/18/2020 12:00 AM

Laugh it up: It's good for your health

It may sound cliché, but laughter really is great medicine. Learn about the healing power laughter offers patients with a chronic illness.

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2/14/2020 12:00 AM

The connection between romantic love and pain relief

Can love relieve pain? A study published in Plos One found that college students in new romantic relationships experienced a 40-45 percent reduction in pain sensitivity. Read the blog to learn more.

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2/12/2020 12:00 AM

For first responders, industrial workers and others, asbestos still poses a cancer risk

Asbestos is abundant, durable, versatile and found in many building products. But it can also cause cancer.

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Hair dye and straigteners

2/5/2020 12:00 AM

Do hair dyes and straighteners cause breast cancer?

A recent study shows that some chemical hair straighteners and dyes may increase the risk of breast cancer in women, especially those of African-American descent.

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World Cancer Day

2/4/2020 12:00 AM

World Cancer Day: A positive, proactive approach to cancer

World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness and urge governments to take action against the disease, ultimately to save millions of lives.

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Doctors and obesity

1/29/2020 12:00 AM

Physicians should lead by example to combat the obesity epidemic

Dr. Damien Hansra urges doctors to lose weight and lead by example in the battle against obesity.

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New year's resolutions

1/22/2020 12:00 AM

Already quit your New Year’s resolutions? Consider your cancer risk

Many of the most common New Year’s resolutions may help reduce your risk of cancer. Learn more

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Pain management

1/15/2020 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you need to know about cancer-related pain and pain management

Dr. Nathan Neufeld, Pain and Palliative Care Program Director for Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), answers your questions about pain and pain management.

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1/9/2020 12:00 AM

Exercise does a body good

For people already diagnosed with cancer, the benefits of exercise are abundant. Daily workouts can help strengthen your body for the fight ahead, and brighten your mood and outlook on life. They can also improve your balance and self-worth, alleviate stress and symptoms of fatigue, and help with weight control.

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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.