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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, There’s Help for Lingering Symptoms

Tags: cancer, cancer survivors, exercise, fatigue, lymphedema, rehabilitation, sleep apnea

Even after you’re declared “cancer-free,” there can lingering symptoms. What many cancer patients do not realize is that there is support at this stage: specially trained doctors and therapists who can help.


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Breast Cancer in Young Women Requires Different Treatment

Tags: BRCA gene, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, breast exam, cancer, cancer treatments, chemo brain, chemotherapy, fertility, genetic, infertility, mammograms, mastectomy, relationships, self-breast exam

Young women with breast cancer have unique concerns: a complex, often inherited disease, issues of infertility and body image, and impact on family life, relationships and career. Here’s what to look for when seeking care.


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How Cancer Treatments Can Damage Your Heart

Tags: ace inhibitors, arrhythmias, beta-blockers, cancer, cancer treatments, cardio-oncologist, Cardiomyopathy, dr tamarappoo, echocardiogram, heart failure, heart valves, radiation

Chemotherapy and radiation can damage your heart. A cardio-oncologist can help patients complete their cancer treatment without incurring damage to the heart.


The Best Strategies To Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

The Best Strategies To Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Tags: melanoma, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun exposure, sunscreen

One reason we all look forward to the balmier months is the ability to enjoy the sun once again. But, as we all know, the sun’s rays can be harmful. Be smart about exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.


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What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Tags: dental health, oral cancer, oral health, smoking, vitamins

Changes in tongue color or pain in your tongue can be an indication of a serious condition. A Cleveland Clinic family physician discusses why you should watch for changes on your tongue.


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Best Ways You Can Target Your Cancer Pain

Tags: cancer, cancer pain, cancer treatment, chronic pain, nerve blocks

As cancer is a complex progressive disease, treating cancer pain is a challenge. Today, there are advanced techniques to helping fight cancer pain for those who can't tolerate narcotic drug treatments.


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How the Springtime Sun Can Fool You and Damage Your Skin

Tags: dermatologist, dermatology, melanoma, skin cancer, SPF, spring, sunscreen

Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a year-round concern.


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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


Make Your Medical Wishes Known with an Advance Directive

Make Your Medical Wishes Known with an Advance Directive

Tags: advance directive, estate planning

What would happen if you experienced a sudden health crisis and became unable to communicate? If you haven’t filled out an advance directive, you may find yourself – and put your loved ones – in a troubling situation.


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8 Possible Causes for That Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Tags: cancer treatments, chemotherapy, dementia, diabetes, kidney cancer, liver disease, oral health, pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, radiation, vitamins and supplements

Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.