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Chemotherapy

3/11/2020 12:00 AM

Researchers find potential causes of ‘chemo brain’ and exercises that may help

Many chemotherapy patients know the feeling all too well: a mental fogginess that permeates the brain and can disrupt even the most routine tasks. It is popularly known as “chemo brain.”

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3D printing

3/9/2020 12:00 AM

3D printing can benefit cancer patients who need reconstructive surgery

The $17 billion 3D printing industry can bring to life almost anything we imagine, from machine parts to clothing. Dr. Daniel Liu says researchers are now applying this technology to advance medicine and surgery.

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Questions to ask

3/5/2020 12:00 AM

10 questions to ask your doctor during your first visit

Whether you’re visiting a doctor for the first time, or seeking a second opinion, asking the right questions can help you to understand important information about your cancer diagnosis.

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Immunotherapy

2/19/2020 12:00 AM

10 years of immunotherapy brings new treatment options, new challenges

A lot can happen in 10 years. And in the world of immunotherapy to treat cancer, a lot has. But in a “what have you done for me lately” world, the question is what may immunotherapy do in the coming years to help cancer patients?

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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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Flu shot

1/8/2020 12:00 AM

Should cancer patients get a flu shot? Yes, and caregivers, too

It’s the height of flu season, and medical professionals are advising cancer patients, and those who spend time with them, to get the flu vaccine. Find out why.

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Stress

1/2/2020 12:00 AM

How stress affects your health

Cancer patients not only contend with the stress of everyday life, they also face worries associated with a diagnosis, the challenges of treatment, and fear of recurrence. It’s important to find healthy coping strategies, as prolonged stress can take a toll on your overall health.

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Laughter

12/26/2019 12:00 AM

The power of laughter for cancer patients

Sometimes, allowing yourself the time, and room, to see the humor in some of life's lighter moments can bring levity to the situation. In those moments, choosing to laugh is like a booster shot to your resilience, with no unpleasant side effects and hopefully some unexpectedly pleasant ones.

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Caregivers

12/23/2019 12:00 AM

Managing the stress of being a caregiver

It’s normal to feel angry and have anxiety as you constantly worry about the loved one under your care. You may also experience a loss of control due to the restrictions that your loved one’s pain has put on your own life. If you ignore your own emotions, these feelings can lead not only to emotional distress but, over time, to physical distress.

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