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Love

2/14/2020 12:00 AM

The connection between romantic love and pain relief

Can love relieve pain? A study published in Plos One found that college students in new romantic relationships experienced a 40-45 percent reduction in pain sensitivity. Read the blog to learn more.

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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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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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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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Supportive care for breast cancer

12/12/2019 12:00 AM

Using supportive care therapies to relieve breast cancer side effects

Breast cancer affects women in unique ways. The disease itself and treatments like surgery and chemotherapy can bring drastic changes, including early menopause, pain and body image issues. A number of supportive therapies can help. They’re all part of an integrative approach to care that treats the whole person, not just the cancer.

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What's the difference?

12/11/2019 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Plenty when it comes to cancer

To clear up some of the confusion, the Cancer Center 360 blog developed an occasional series called, “What's the difference?,” to familiarize patients with cancer terminology and help increase their cancer IQ. Below are summaries of the series installments from the past year.

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