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Flu

8/7/2019 12:00 AM

Is it the flu or cancer? The two diseases share many common symptoms

The flu and some cancers share many common symptoms. Learn what to do if your flu symptoms worsen or do not get better after two weeks.

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Oral-Drugs

7/31/2019 12:00 AM

Opting for oral cancer medications isn’t always as simple as taking a pill

Oral medications may be more convenient than injections or infusions, but that doesn’t mean they are appropriate for all patients.

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Measles

7/3/2019 12:00 AM

Measles outbreak may pose special threat to cancer patients

Once thought to be all but eliminated in the United States, measles is once again spreading in certain areas of the country. The disease may cause challenging complications in many patients, especially cancer patients and others with compromised immune systems.

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Reflux-Drugs

6/26/2019 12:00 AM

Can long-term use of acid reflux drugs cause cancer?

After the drugs have been on the market for 25 years, some doctors and researchers are questioning whether protracted use of so-called proton pump inhibitors comes with long-term side effects, including the possibility of an increased cancer risk.

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Geriatric-Oncology

6/19/2019 12:00 AM

Geriatric oncology: Aging population raises concerns about surge in demand for cancer care

Researchers fear the coming of what’s been dubbed a “silver oncologic tsunami” in the United States, worrying the medical community is not prepared to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population of cancer patients. Read more.

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Healthy-Food

6/12/2019 12:00 AM

The 'good, better, best' list of healthy foods

“What’s important in a healthy diet is variety,” says Jasmyn Walker, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at our Tulsa hospital. “And what is best for people often depends on their current state of health and what they are trying to achieve. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet.” Still, Walker said, it’s good to start by incorporating as much vegetables and fruit as you can into your diet.

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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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