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5 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know

<i>There are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about what cancer patients look like, act like and feel like. We set out to dispel these …

A Guide for the Cancer Caregiver - Cancer Center

“There is no way to really prepare yourself for cancer caregiving,” says Shelley Leandre, a nurse in South Dennis, Mass., who took care of her young …

Cancer

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Watched My Brother Die Of Cancer and It Completely Changed My Whole Life

I used to treat life like a numbers game, tallying up the points in my head and comparing my score with those around me. Sex was no exception. People were a notch in my belt, our encounters a story to be told to whomever would listen.<p>In my second year of law school – another thing to check off my …

Breast Cancer

Resources for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones

CANCER WEBSITES<p>National Cancer Institute: www.cancer.gov<p>American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org<p>Information about Clinical Trials: www.clinicaltrials.gov<p>This website is a registry of all clinical studies around the world. Patients can search for ongoing clinical trials for their particular cancer …

Cancer

7 Incredibly Important things I Wish I Had Told My Husband As He Was Dying Of Cancer

At 27, I found myself in an unfathomable situation when my husband was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. To say we were devastated would be an understatement.<p>He was only 31 and our lives were just beginning. With two young children, the only resolution we were willing to accept was a cure. We …

Time I

Cancer makes body grow weaker by 'imitating diabetes', scientists discover

Around a fifth of cancer deaths happen when patients become too weak to withstand chemotherapy and radiotherapy<p>Cancer cells cause the body to waste away by simulating diabetes, research has found, meaning new treatment could help sufferers stay strong for longer.<p>The research, conducted on fruit …

Healthcare Professionals Are Overmedicating Senior Cancer Patients, And Here's What Can Be Done

Overmedicating senior cancer patients has become an area of concern for many in the medical community. Instead of strictly blaming healthcare professionals for their lack of oversight, experts point to the failures of available medication management tools.<p>Researchers reviewed drug regimens of 234 …

Digital Health

Can You Inherit Cancer?

If cancer hangs from the branches of your family tree, you might be at a greater risk of developing it yourself. But here’s how you can fight back<p>Forget skeletons: Search your family’s closet for tumors instead. Having a first-degree relative like a parent or sibling with cancer roughly doubles …

Russian cancer patients are killing themselves because they can’t get pain meds

In Feb. 2014 in Moscow alone, 11 cancer patients committed suicide.<p>“There’s no end to the pain. It won’t stop the next morning, or tomorrow, or the day after,” whispers Tanya, 29, a Russian cancer patient. “It won’t disappear if a tooth is pulled out or if drops of medicine are squeezed into your …

Medicine

8 things you need to know about removing your Ovaries to prevent cancer

<b>8 things you need to know about removing your Ovaries</b> – Two years ago Angelina Jolie made headlines when she had a preventative double mastectomy. …

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary …

Cancer

10 Cancer Clinical Trial Facts Every Patient Should Know

<b>By Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>Extraordinary scientific advances have been made in the last few decades in the fight against …

Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

Melinda Townsend-Breslin keeps a photo of herself on her refrigerator standing with her mother, MaryLou Townsend, in the front of the Unique Thrift Store in Louisville, Ky. They're side by side in the parking lot, both wearing white shirts and sporting short, practical haircuts.<p>Mom is proudly …

Health Care