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Senior Woman Having Difficulty In Sleeping In Bed With Husband

You Don’t Have to Endure Insomnia During Cancer Treatment

Tags: brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, colon cancer, insomnia, kidney cancer, radiation, radiation therapy, sleep, sleep disorders

If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have special needs where sleeping is concerned. Get back to sleep with expert advice from Nurse Practitioner Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C


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Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


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Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.


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What You Need to Know About 4 Gynecological Cancers

Tags: cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, HPV, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, PAP, Pap smears, vulvar cancer

Gynecological cancers are relatively rare, and they respond well to treatment when caught early. Know the risks, signs and likelihood of developing one of these diseases.


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Why Dark-Skinned People Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Tags: cancer, dermatologist, dermatology, skin cancer, skin care, sun exposure, sunburn, sunless tanning, sunscreen, tanning, tanning beds, vitamin D

Think you can’t get skin cancer because you have dark skin? Think again. Here are the facts from a dermatologist.


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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.