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Recognizing the Early Signs of Anemia

Anemia (an inadequate supply of red blood cells) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Other possible signs of this condition include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty... Continue Reading

Preparing for Surgery

You can help ensure that your surgery and recovery go smoothly and that you have the best outcome possible by preparing yourself ahead of time. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and comfortable and... Continue Reading

Weight and Exercise May Be Important Factors in Prostate Cancer

Weight and exercise have once again demonstrated that they are each significant factors in the diagnosis, quality of life, and survival of prostate cancer. Results from several recent studies have concluded... Continue Reading

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Help Combat Fatigue

Study results indicate that moderate aerobic exercise may improve physical functioning in men who are receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer and this improved physical functioning may... Continue Reading

Anemia Common in Lung Cancer Patients

A European study of anemia and cancer reports that anemia is common in lung cancer patients and often untreated. Results from the European Cancer Anemia Survey (ECAS) suggest that anemia is common in... Continue Reading

Hodgkin’s Survivors: Increased Fatigue, Cardiac, and Thyroid Complications

According to an article published in the Annals of Oncology, survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a significantly increased rate of cardiac and thyroid complications than their siblings. In addition,... Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana in Cancer Care

Does this often controversial substance have a role in supportive care?  Medical marijuana may not have entered mainstream healthcare, but with increasing legalization (14 states have passed medical marijuana... Continue Reading

Successful Treatment Means Staying on Schedule

In order to receive the best possible benefit from your cancer therapy, it is important to follow your treatment as your doctor has prescribed. Even if you’re not able to visit your regular treatment... Continue Reading

Six Tips for Dealing with Anemia

Anemia, a common condition among cancer patients, is an inadequate supply of red blood cells that results in a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and... Continue Reading

Movement and Exercise During Treatment

While starting a serious exercise program during cancer treatment is usually not a good idea, maintaining energy for your current daily activity level is important as is regaining any lost strength. As... Continue Reading

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