Items Tagged ‘All Cancer Types’

March 18, 2009

Sheryl Crow – Gratitude and Grace

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By Diana Price Sheryl Crow’s quiet, easy voice catches me a little off-guard. She’s a rock star, after all, and I don’t know if I’m expecting her to belt something out right there into the phone or if I just expect a more forceful presence. The woman I’m speaking to, instead, offers me a sense […]

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February 6, 2009

Managing a rare cancer

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Managing a rare cancer diagnosis presents unique challenges. One survivor shares her tips for navigating the sometimes-murky waters. By Phyllis A. Domm, with Ashley and Chris Laub Happy New Year: January 7, 2008 (the day I became really special). On January 7, I became really special. The pathologist at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West […]

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February 6, 2009

Sun Safety During Cancer Treatment

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Shielding your skin from the sun’s potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays should be a concern for everyone, especially if you spend time outdoors, but if you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may need to be especially vigilant when it comes to sun protection; some of the treatments you’ve received may make your skin more vulnerable […]

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February 6, 2009

Understanding the Goals of Cancer Treatment with Chemotherapy

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If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your healthcare team may have prescribed chemotherapy as part of your treatment plan. The goals of treatment with chemotherapy will depend largely on the type and stage of your cancer. If you’re currently undergoing or about to begin treatment with chemotherapy, you may want to understand the goals of […]

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February 6, 2009

What to Tell Children when Facing a Diagnosis of Cancer

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 If you have children in your life, you already know that they tend to be creatures of habit who rely on their daily routine. There may be unexpected changes in their routine with your fight against cancer, and you may be concerned about the best way to talk to them about it. Whether you’re a […]

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February 6, 2009

Chemotherapy for Older Patients with Cancer: What You Should Know About the Risk of a Low White Blood Cell Count

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As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate between cancer cells and other rapidly dividing healthy cells, such as bone marrow cells. As a consequence, many chemotherapy patients, especially older patients, experience a drop […]

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