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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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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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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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Care package

12/10/2019 12:00 AM

Thoughtful care packages for the cancer patient in treatment

While every cancer patient’s journey is unique, many have common experiences during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Here is a list of simple, affordable items that may boost patients’ spirits.

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Twitter chat - breast reconstruction

10/30/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: Your questions answered about reconstructive breast surgery

In a recent chat on Twitter (#AskCTCA), Daniel Liu, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions about breast surgery options and got down to the basics of breast reconstruction.

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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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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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