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Skin Cancer

5/24/2016 12:00 AM

Unhealthiest states for skin cancer risk may surprise you

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in both men and women in the United States, and you may be surprised by what states come with the highest risk of the disease.

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5/17/2016 12:00 AM

Speak up: The chemotherapy patient's first step toward finding relief from treatment-related nerve damage

When vulnerable nerves far from the brain and spine become damaged by drugs meant to attack cancer, it may signal a need for a dose change.

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5/10/2016 12:00 AM

HPV infections down in decade since vaccine approved

A new study finds that human papillomavirus infections among teenage girls and young women has dropped since the HPV vaccine was recommended 10 years ago. HPV infections are responsible for virtually all cervical cancers.

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4/5/2016 12:00 AM

Five things you should know about supplements

Natural supplements may be beneficial in some cases, but they may cause harm in others, especially for cancer patients. Here are five things you should know about these popular products.

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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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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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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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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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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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The information contained in this blog is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the blog is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment of any illness, condition or disease.