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7 Ways to De-Stress When You Have Cancer

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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.

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6 Scary Myths About Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer myths, cancer pain, cancer patients, cancer treatment, cancer treatments

Is cancer always painful? Is it contagious? Sometimes myths about cancer are scarier than the reality. Oncologist Michael McNamara, MD, talks about six of the most common.

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New App Takes Mystery Out of Clinical Trials

Tags: app, cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials

“Clinical trials” may sound a little mysterious and scary to some. Oncologist Brian Rini, MD, talks about a new easy-to-use app that not only connects patients to clinical trials — but demystifies them too.

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Even With Cancer, Laughter Helps

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, humor, laughter

"Laughter is the best medicine" is a cliché, but it’s common for a reason. Oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, MD, talks about how his gentle teasing of his patients helps them feel better.

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Early Warning for Thyroid Cancer

Tags: cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, genetics, genomics, PTEN gene, thyroid awareness month 2013, thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer has a survival rate of nearly 100 percent if caught in its first two stages. That's why researchers work to help doctors catch the disease earlier than ever before.

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Treating Cancer With Compassion

Tags: cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, support, tumor

People frequently ask me what makes us different from other major cancer centers. I think it can be summed up by the phrase, “We get it, and we are going to do something about it.”