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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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Physical Therapy

5/8/2019 12:00 AM

Physical therapy a critical component while recovering from breast cancer surgery

Many patients who undergo surgery often see a physical therapist as part of their recovery plan, especially if the procedure involved arms, legs or parts of the body that move or regulate movement.

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Self-Image

5/1/2019 12:00 AM

Tips for managing the emotional and intellectual side effects of cancer

The side effects of cancer aren’t just physical, but often impact how patients feel and, sometimes, think. Here are some tips for how to manage grief, depression, difficulty concentrating and other cancer-related challenges.

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Sunscreen

4/15/2019 12:00 AM

What to know when choosing sunscreen

More than 3 million Americans develop skin cancer every year, making it the most common cancer in the United States. If you want to avoid adding to that statistic, it helps to know the truth behind sun protection. Here are the facts about five common myths to help you choose how to reduce your risk.

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lung cancer treatment

4/10/2019 12:00 AM

New techniques aiding in the fight against lung cancer

Thanks in large part to improvements in diagnostics and treatments, thousands of people are surviving lung cancer. The key is to catch it early, when the survival rate is much higher. Still, most cases are not diagnosed until advanced stages, which makes awareness initiatives around early detection efforts all the more important.

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Opioid

4/3/2019 12:00 AM

Cancer patients not immune from opioid addiction

While media coverage surrounding opioid misuse in the cancer patient population is sparse, research does indicate that cancer patients are not immune to addiction. It is also clear that opioid prescribing rates among cancer patients are substantially higher than those of other patients.

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Side-Effects

3/27/2019 12:00 AM

Tips for managing the physical side effects of cancer

Managing the side effects of cancer doesn’t always require medications. In fact, many times, lifestyle-related changes may help.

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