Cancer Care

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6 Ways You Can Fight Cancer-Related Fatigue

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, chronic fatigue, fatigue, sleep, tired, treatments

Many cancer patients want to know why they feel so tired. Cancer-related fatigue is different from feeling tired and can be caused by a number of factors.


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Could a Blood Test Someday Diagnose Lung Cancer?

Tags: blood test, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD, diabetes, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lungs, smoking

Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment.


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How A Traffic Accident Saved One Woman’s Life

Tags: breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare, PTEN gene

What could have been the worst day of Kelley Douglass’ life became a turning point when post-crash testing led to genetic counseling — and the diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder.


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How You Can Get the Best, Most Accurate Mammogram

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, health screenings, mammograms

Women often don’t realize they can improve the quality of their mammography results by doing a few simple, critical things.


You've been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What? (Video)

Tags: digestive diseases, dr. raja, dr. raja whiteboards, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, thoracic surgeon, video

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”


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What the New Pelvic Exam Guidelines Mean for You

Tags: abnormal pap, American College of Physicians (ACP), cervical cancer, fibroids, HPV, human papillomavirus, PAP, pap smear, Pap smears, pap test, pelvic exams

Gynecologists say new guidelines on annual pelvic exams could put women at risk. Find out what you should know about the yearly well woman visit.


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Could Sitting Too Much Boost Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, exercise, study

A recent study found that sitting too much can increase your risk for certain cancers. Find out how to move more throughout the day.


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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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What “No Ink on Tumor” Means if You Have Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, breast conservation, lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery comes with a question: How much healthy tissue should we remove? A new guideline helps simplify the answer for patients and doctors.


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Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

Tags: cancer, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lung cancer surgery, lung disease, lung transplant, lungs, quit smoking, smokeout, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Although cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, people who don’t smoke also die from the disease. Here’s why lung cancer is everyone's health concern.