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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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Supportive care for breast cancer

12/19/2019 12:00 AM

Managing pain with integrative care

Combining integrative and conventional pain management strategies for patients with chronic pain offers a more balanced approach and the potential for improved results. A growing body of research suggests mind-body therapies can help manage pain and reduce stress.

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A healthy sex life after cancer

12/18/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping a healthy sex life after cancer treatment

Changes in sexual function or libido for both sexes most often come as a result of cancer treatment. Learn more.

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Dr. Rola Eid

12/17/2019 12:00 AM

3D nipple tattoos offer shot of realism after breast reconstruction

The 3D nipple tattoo, or “nat” as it’s called in the trade, uses shadows and highlights to restore a sense of depth and detail to the reconstructed breast. Dr. Rola Eid, Medical Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at our hospital in Tulsa, says the technique can go a long way in helping patients feel whole again.

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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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