Exercise and Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

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Should I exercise during cancer treatment? Does exercising reduce the risk of cancer? Does exercise help reduce the risk of cancer returning? The short answers to these questions are yes. A balanced lifestyle, including regular exercise, helps keep your body stronger and healthier, especially during and after the cancer journey. In one recent study conducted, … Continued

Coping with a New Image

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Cancer is a life changing journey. From diagnosis through survivorship, survivors are faced with physical and emotional changes – some temporary and others that stay with them. This may include surgery that removed cancer, radiation that changed the color of a patient’s skin, or chemotherapy, which made them lose their hair. After completing cancer treatment, … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Brain Cancer

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What is brain cancer? Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells in the brain. Tumors in the brain can be especially dangerous, as even those that are benign can grow large enough to press on other parts of the brain and cause damage to essential functions. It is important to note that brain tumors rarely … Continued

7 Tips for Coping with Scan Anxiety

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If you are a cancer survivor and have felt anxious about an upcoming scan such as X-ray, CT scan, or MRI during or after your treatment, you are not alone. Some patients call it PSS, Pre-Scan Syndrome and others call it “Scanxiety.” Scans can often bring feelings of uneasiness and nervousness, as patients cope with … Continued

Men’s Health Week: The Importance of Cancer Screening

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During Men’s Health Week, it is important to educate yourself and the men in your life on the proactive steps you can take to keeping your body healthy. Cancer screening is a crucial part of maintaining your body’s health. Regular screenings can detect cancer at early stages which, in turn, may make it easier to … Continued