Inspiration

November 27, 2018

Revving Up the Immune System to Fight Lung Cancer

Like many people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, Jodi Russel had no trouble breathing and no pain. She didn’t know that lung cancer was growing in her body until she was on vacation in Alaska and began to cough up blood. “That made me think I better get go to the doctor. I […]

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November 27, 2018

Exposed: Myths and Facts About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women (excluding skin cancer), and accounts for the most cancer deaths — more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths regarding lung cancer risks and prevention, especially in regard to smoking. Cigarette smoking is the leading risk […]

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November 27, 2018

Facing Cancer Together

Growing up, only child Ashlie Randolph was the epitome of a daddy’s girl. The now 34-year-old travel agent from Las Vegas is extremely close with her father James, a retired firefighter. One experience Ashlie never imagined she and her dad would face together? Cancer. But that’s exactly what happened when Ashlie was diagnosed with thyroid […]

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October 12, 2018

How to Stay Mentally and Emotionally Resilient

Mental health goes hand-in-hand with physical health, and maintaining optimism, hope and psychological resilience during cancer treatment and after can improve your quality of life and your physical health outcomes. Both cancer patients and their caregivers face considerable emotional stress and strain, which is why David Wakefield, PhD, a licensed psychologist and mind-body therapist at […]

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October 12, 2018

Feeling Whole After Breast Cancer

After facing a breast cancer diagnosis, surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, Jean Marie Lown, a physical therapist from Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, certainly didn’t feel like her usual energetic, outdoor-loving self. It wasn’t until after reconstructive surgery and physical therapy at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, Georgia, that Lown began to feel whole again. […]

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October 12, 2018

5 Lessons on Fighting Cancer from a Kindergarten Teacher

Though we may not have realized it at the time, childhood held many freedoms and taught us life-long lessons that can be harnessed to get through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. After Elaine Barber started breast cancer treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Tulsa, she felt overwhelmed by her daily responsibilities and the […]

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September 11, 2018

Small Steps to Healthier Living and Healthy Aging

Health goals often focus on the short term-what you can do now to see results quickly. For cancer patients, focusing on healthy aging may be more realistic and effective. By making small lifestyle changes patients feel more in control of their health and longevity, helping those changes to become healthy habits. The question is, what […]

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September 11, 2018

Coping with Unexpected Change

Joy Williams was diagnosed with a cancerous vocal chord tumor in 2011 and initially received treatment from a local physician in North Carolina. When the cancer returned in 2012, Williams decided to seek care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. After several days of tests, Williams’ CTCA® doctor told her although the treatment he […]

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September 10, 2018

Understanding the Links Between Inflammation, Lifestyle and Cancer

Experts have long suspected inflammation may play some role in cancer’s development. In 1863, German scientist and physician Rudolf Virchow was the first to make the connection, observing that cancer often develops at sites of chronic inflammation. But researchers have only recently pinpointed chronic inflammation as a primary risk factor for cancer and other serious health conditions. […]

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September 10, 2018

When Tumor Growth May Be a Good Thing

When you get sick, the lymph nodes in your neck may swell as your body amps up its production of white blood cells to fight the infection. The swelling is usually temporary, and once the threat has passed and the infection heals, the lymph nodes return to their normal, bean-shaped size. In a similar way, […]

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