What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Surgical Choices

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When diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first topics you, your family and your care team will discuss is your treatment options. For many patients, surgery is the first treatment, followed by chemotherapy or radiation to remove what surgery could not remove. The main goals of surgery for breast cancer patients are: to remove as much … Continued

Can Men Get Breast Cancer?

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Although rare, yes, men can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer develops in breast tissue, which both men and women have. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than women and the lifetime risk of male diagnosis is about 1 in 1,000. Breast cancer in … Continued

How to Combat Fatigue During the Cancer Journey

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One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is feeling fatigued. Fatigue arises because your body is working hard to fight off cancer cells and rebuild healthy cells, which takes a massive amount of energy. The cancer journey can affect patients both physically and emotionally, as they add doctor appointments and treatments into … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Treatments for Childhood Blood Cancer

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      September is not only Blood Cancer Awareness Month but also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As we wrap up this important month of awareness and education, be sure to educate yourself and your loved ones on the signs, symptoms and treatments for childhood blood cancer. Leukemia is the most common type of blood … Continued

The Impact of Blood Donation

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It is estimated that more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day in the United States, some of which are given to cancer patients as blood transfusions. A blood transfusion is a process where blood cells such as red cells, platelets or plasma are donated and then given to a recipient. Platelets and plasma … Continued