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Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk

Colorectal cancer is one of several cancers with known genetic risk factors. Because these known factors can be identified through genetic testing, it’s important to understand your risks and to discuss... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

What is Genomics & How is it changing the Management of Cancer

You’ve probably heard of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, but the more recent and broader field of genomics is also having a wide-reaching impact on patient care. To start with the more familiar... Continue Reading

Advanced Directives

Living Wills Every competent adult has, in most cases, the freedom to accept or refuse medical treatment. When you are well, you can talk with your physician and family and make your wishes known. However,... Continue Reading

Caregivers

What is Caregiving and Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the adult... Continue Reading

Cancer Navigators Help Patients with Colon Cancer

Cancer navigators offer patients with colon cancer guidance as they find their way through a cancer journey. By Sally Abrahms In 1992 Anne McNerney was an insurance company executive and the mother of... Continue Reading

Aspirin Cuts Risk of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Among people with Lynch Syndrome, daily aspirin use may cut the risk of colorectal cancer in half. This result—based on longer follow-up of a study that initially found no benefit of aspirin—was published... Continue Reading

Men, Fertility, and Cancer

Men who confront a cancer diagnosis before beginning or completing their families may have many questions about how cancer treatment will affect their ability to have children in the future. The good news... Continue Reading

Coping with Taste Changes

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or radiation to the head or neck area, one of the side effects you may experience is a change in how things taste. While this may seem like a minor... Continue Reading

Tips for Coping with; Managing Hair Loss

One cancer survivor offers tips for clearing the emotional hurdle that hair loss can present. By Aarika Johnson I was diagnosed with breast cancer on my twenty-fifth birthday. Within two months I had a... Continue Reading

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