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Relationships

2/25/2016 12:00 AM

10 tips for keeping relationships strong through the cancer journey

Michael Uhl, Mind-Body Therapist at our Illinois hospital, believes that relationships can withstand cancer treatment, with the right strategies. He shares 10 tips.

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Pain

2/18/2016 12:00 AM

Tips for controlling cancer-related pain

Learn why pain management is an essential part of cancer treatment, and find out how to work with your doctor to get relief.

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Preventive

2/2/2016 12:00 AM

Preventive measures that may help reduce cancer risk

Dr. Eugene Ahn, an oncologist and hematologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America near Chicago, shares some preventive measures that may help reduce your cancer risk.

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Resolutions

1/5/2016 12:00 AM

Failing at your New Year's resolutions already?

The new year is still young, and many people are already struggling to keep promises they made as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Tanis Taylor, a mind-body therapist at our hospital in Tulsa, has developed a list of tips for setting goals you might actually achieve.

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Gifts

12/15/2015 12:00 AM

Meaningful holiday gifts for the cancer patients on your list

A great way to approach buying gifts for someone with cancer is to look at the typical presents people give, and try to find alternative opportunities. For example, many people get candy or sweets as gifts, but for a loved one in treatment, it might be better to buy them lunch or dinner gift cards, or even send them a home-cooked meal.

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Travel

11/17/2015 12:00 AM

Smart travel preparations can help patients stay healthy during holidays

To stay healthy this holiday season, patients and their travel companions can take a number of precautions before ever boarding a flight. First, start
by consulting your oncology team to confirm you are healthy enough to fly.

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Genetics

10/6/2015 12:00 AM

What's in a name? Genetics vs genomics

The words “genetic” and “genomic,” for example, are often used interchangeably, even though they have very distinct meanings, especially when it comes to treating cancer. Learn the critical differences between the two and what they mean to cancer care.

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Healthy Sex Life

9/8/2015 12:00 AM

Four steps to resuming a healthy sex life after cancer

Sean Cavanaugh, MD, Chief of Radiation Oncology at our Newnan, Georgia, hospital, offers four basic steps to help patients and their loved ones address intimacy challenges.

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Skin

5/26/2015 12:00 AM

Warmer temps come with a warning: Protect your skin

With nearly 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States, and government officials estimate that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that it’s a largely preventable disease. Here are some tips to help protect your skin this summer, or any time of the year.

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