Body

March 25, 2019

Getting Back to What You Love

The place that 51-year-old Tiffany P. feels most at peace is in the yoga studio. After facing breast cancer in 2014, getting back to a regular yoga practice hasn’t been as easy a path as she had hoped. “I just kept thinking if I can get back to yoga, I can get things back on […]

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March 11, 2019

Early Colorectal Screening and Detection Starts Younger

This year at your annual physical, don’t be surprised if your doctor suggests a colonoscopy, even if you’re still in your 40s. In 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed its guidelines for colon cancer screening, recommending that a person with average risk of colorectal cancer begin screening at age 45. “The increasing incidence of […]

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February 27, 2019

Guide to Faster, Healthier Meals

Good nutrition is vital to tolerating cancer treatment and may also play a role in preventing recurrence. However, preparing healthy meals, whether you’re a patient or caregiver, can take time and energy that you may not have right now. Clinical oncology dietitian Danielle Hill, RD, LDN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, is passionate […]

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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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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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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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