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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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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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Colorectal Cancer

5/15/2019 12:00 AM

Colorectal cancer risk factors that may already be affecting you

The first step in prevention and early detection is understanding that colorectal cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably, ultimately forming a malignant tumor.

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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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Cancer

4/24/2019 12:00 AM

Are certain cancers becoming more common?

Some types of cancer are increasing in prevalence, and experts are working to understand what is causing the uptick and how to treat patients.

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