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  • America’s Cancer Statistics Are Stabilizing

    April 30, 2015
    A new report issued by the North American Association of Cancer Registries delivers some good news about this potentially fatal disease. Researchers have found that overall the rate of people diagnosed or killed by cancer across the country is starting to stabilize and even decrease in some areas for men and women both. The new report is also helping doctors...read more
  • The Cancer Notebook: Why You Need One

    April 13, 2015
    If you've been diagnosed with cancer, chances are pretty strong you have a lot of questions on your mind. Unfortunately, it’s also likely these questions are coming so fast and furious you can’t sort them well enough to speak a coherent sentence let alone carry on a serious conversation with your doctor. It’s OK! Just breathe, give yourself some time...read more
  • Is There a Link Between Obesity and Cancer?

    March 31, 2015
    Most people understand that obesity and heart disease are strongly linked. After all, when the body is carrying around extra pounds, the heart must work harder just to perform its basic job. But, what about cancer? Does being overweight increase the risks for this potentially fatal condition forming? The simple answer is yes. A number of studies have indicated that obesity...read more
  • Using the Internet to Provide Cancer Support

    March 13, 2015
    There are millions of people who have battled cancer and who will battle cancer in the future. And yet when your loved one is diagnosed with cancer - or you, yourself, are diagnosed with cancer - it can suddenly feel as if you are alone in the world. There is nothing lonelier that trying to decipher all the information...read more
  • Will I Get Cancer?

    March 3, 2015
    Cancer is a word that most of us fear the most in terms of our health. It is the one thing that we hope we never hear from our doctors but secretly wonder if we will. We list our risk factors and try to determine the probability of having to face this terrifying prospect. It doesn’t help that cancer...read more
  • Colon Cancer Symptoms in Women

    February 16, 2015
    Colon cancer affects millions of women in the U.S. every year, yet it’s a disease that often takes a backseat to the information we receive about breast cancer and more female specific cancers. While incidents of colon cancer are slightly higher in men than in women, colon cancer is still a disease that warrants much attention by the female...read more
  • Mammograms in the New Year

    January 29, 2015
    In the war against breast cancer, a disease with which over 200,000 women in the U.S. alone will be diagnosed this year, the mammogram continues to be one of the leading diagnostic tools available to us. Screening for breast cancer allows for early diagnosis and earlier treatment which ultimately helps to save lives. If you haven’t already scheduled your...read more
  • Scheduling Cancer Screenings for the New Year

    January 13, 2015
    There is a significant amount of information regarding cancer - including types, stages, diagnosis, treatment, causes, and much, much more. Sifting through the information depends on your diagnosis - or potential diagnosis - and if you will be undergoing treatment. But one piece of information seems to remain consistent across the board - early diagnosis is absolutely crucial for...read more
  • Dealing with Cancer During the Holidays

    December 26, 2014
    The holidays are a wonderful time of the year during which we spend time with family and friends, relax, eat, drink, and gift each other. However, the holidays can also be an enormously stressful time of year - there’s no doubt about it. There’s the running around spending money we often don’t have, overdoing it on the food and...read more
  • Choosing Breast Cancer Care

    December 15, 2014
    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with breast cancer you understand how overwhelming such a diagnosis can be for anyone. You have been given devastating news about your body - news that is likely quite surreal. On top of this news that surely has you in an emotional tailspin, you have been given a lot of information that you have...read more

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