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Cancer Patients: How You Can Find Emotional Support

Tags: cancer, cancer diagnosis, cancer survivors, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, support

After a cancer diagnosis, there often is a focus on the physical aspects of treatment without enough attention for the emotional and mental aspects. Here are some ways to address these needs.


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Complementary Therapy Helps Cancer Patient’s Mind, Body

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Most cancer patients leave their medical treatment plan in the trusted hands of their oncologist, but complementary therapies allow patients to play an active role in regaining control of their own health and wellness.


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Healthy Vitamin D Levels May Help You Fight Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, health screenings, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

A new study finds that patients with healthy vitamin D levels diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer or lymphoma may have higher survival rates and longer remission periods.


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Father Enlists Superhero in Fight Against Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, patient story, video

When an Ohio father started cancer treatment, he came up with a unique way to explain his therapy to his three young children in terms they could understand: He enlisted Captain America.


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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, estrogen, fertility, hormones, infertility, menopause, ovarian cancer, pregnancy

A new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage caused by chemotherapy and go on to have children later.


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7 Ways to De-Stress When You Have Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, stress

A serious illness such as cancer exerts an unfamiliar kind of stress for which most of us are not prepared. Know that there is help and relief for some of the tension and feelings you are experiencing.


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Doctors Use Hot Water Bags to Treat Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, hyperthermia, innovations, radiation therapy

It’s a low-tech but powerful tool in the fight against some cancers. Hyperthermia delivers targeted heat to fight stubborn cancer cells and protect healthy cells. It's often used in conjunction with radiation.


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New Tool Estimates Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Tags: cancer risk, cancer treatment, colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, health screenings

A new tool developed by Cleveland Clinic physicians now allows physicians to quickly and accurately predict a patient’s individual risk of colorectal cancer based on long-term research from diverse populations.


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How You Can Help a Spouse With Cancer

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You may feel completely unprepared to help your spouse or partner. Know that you are in a position to make an enormous impact on your spouse’s experience of treatment and recovery.


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Life and Breath: Stage 3 and 4 Lung Cancer (Video)

Tags: cancer treatment, chemotherapy, heart videos, Life and Breath, lung cancer, radiation, video, whiteboard sessions

While the diagnosis of stage 3 or 4 lung cancer can be scary, there is hope for patients with advanced disease. Treatment of these stages of cancer generally is not surgical and relies instead on chemotherapy and radiation.