Frequently Asked Questions About Hematology Lab Work

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During your blood cancer journey, your hematologist/oncologist may require that you complete blood tests throughout your treatment. What are these tests and why are they important? Your questions answered here. What are these lab tests? Blood tests are conducted throughout a patient’s treatment to monitor the number of cells in a patient’s blood and whether … Continued

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

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

7 Questions to Ask When Considering a Clinical Trial

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Did you know every cancer treatment available today started in a clinical trial? Clinical trials are an integral part of advancing the standard of care for those facing cancer. If you’re thinking about participating in a clinical trial, it is important to find the best trial option for your type of cancer and to understand … Continued