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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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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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3/20/2019 12:00 AM

Managing cancer symptoms with medical marijuana: What patients need to know

Medical marijuana is purported to help cancer patients ease the side effects of the disease and its treatment. What are the facts, and the evidence, behind the claims?

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Lifestyle

3/13/2019 12:00 AM

Lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of cancer

Studies reported by the National Institutes of Health have found that at least 75 to 80 percent of cancers in the United States may be prevented by lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to decrease your risk of developing cancer.

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