Cancer Journey

November 15, 2013

Building a Cancer Vocabulary

If you are or have been a cancer patient yourself, you’re all too familiar with the feeling of, as breast cancer survivor Colleen Logan Hofmeister puts it, being “blindsided” by the experience. For many patients and their loved ones, this feeling of being overwhelmed by the news of a diagnosis and consequent treatment plan is […]

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November 15, 2013

Ask the Expert: Chiropractic Care

Q. What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic is a form of holistic medicine that focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself. Chiropractors evaluate joints and muscles throughout the body in search of areas that may be restricted in motion. After determining the area of concern, chiropractic adjustments are performed. The objective is to improve mobility […]

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November 15, 2013

The Future of Cancer Treatment: Personalized, Targeted and Specific

What if a simple diagnostic test could tip the scales of cancer treatment in your favor? Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois says that was just the scenario with a patient in his care. “She had inflammatory recurrence of breast cancer and had been through […]

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November 15, 2013

8 Tips for Good Health after Cancer

Cancer survivors are at increased risk for certain other diseases, such as osteoporosis—a condition in which the bones become less dense and likely to fracture—and diabetes. The reason is that medications that decrease the risk of recurrence can reduce levels of circulating hormones throughout the body that build bone. Some medicines may also affect your […]

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November 15, 2013

7 Strategies for Coping with the Emotions of Cancer

It’s normal for many cancer survivors to feel anxious about their diagnosis, treatment and the potential for recurrence. These strategies can help patients cope with feelings of anxiety around cancer. Be aware that you don’t have control over some aspects of your cancer. Accepting this thought is one way to ease your emotions. Express your […]

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August 20, 2013

Advances in Breast Reconstruction

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are facing treatment, the prospect of breast reconstruction may be daunting. It is, after all, another procedure to evaluate and prepare for at a time when you may be overwhelmed by the impact of the diagnosis. With recent innovations in reconstruction techniques, however, the process is […]

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