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How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), leukemia, lymphoma, study

Newly FDA-approved pill “melts away” leukemia cells. It’s heralded as a breakthrough treatment for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


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4 Heart Tests You May Need Before Cancer Treatment

Tags: cancer treatment, cardiac exam, cardiac risk, cardio-oncology, echocardiogram, heart and vascular institute, heart health

Potent cancer-fighting treatments save lives but can also lead to long-term cardiac side effects; It's important to get heart function tests before and after your treatment.


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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, exercise, exercise therapy, radiation, stress, yoga

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, exercising might seem like the least of your worries. But there are many good reasons to think about keeping some sort of physical activity routine while being treated for cancer.


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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

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, exercise, yoga

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. Nurse Practitioner Jamie Kabat has advice to help you find relief for some of the tension and feelings you may be 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.