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2012-04-09 14:25:03

Expert panel recommends model for monitoring survivors to prevent and treat physical complications More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating...

2012-03-19 11:58:15

People are living longer with and after a cancer diagnosis, making survivorship clinics and programs–as well as official guidelines and practices governing the care of survivors–an important emerging component of modern cancer care. Many institutions are looking to gather these resources into an easily understandable plan for their survivors. "Cancer survivors face a lot of unique and very specific challenges," says Crystal S. Denlinger, M.D., a medical oncologist at Fox Chase...

2012-01-09 15:17:34

Young female cancer survivors express their concerns and frustrations about the impact of both their disease, and its treatment, on their future fertility Young female cancer survivors are concerned about their future fertility and parenthood options and want better information and guidance early on, according to a new study by Jessica Gorman and her team from the University of California in the US. Their paper, which presents in-depth information on young survivors' experiences navigating...

2011-11-01 16:25:00

Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in United States history, tells the story of her journey from super star athlete to cancer survivor in her new free eBook. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Shannon Miller, winner of 7 Olympic and 9 World Championship medals, tells the story of how she went from superstar athlete and new mother to ovarian cancer survivor in a free eBook called, 'Competing with Cancer'. Shannon writes, âœI wrote 'Competing with...

2011-10-11 14:08:39

Forty-five per cent of cancer survivors in Northern Ireland suffer from physical and mental health problems years after their treatment has finished, according to new research from Macmillan Cancer Support and Queen's University Belfast. The report, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, also found cancer survivors and their carers are more likely to access health services than the general population. The research highlighted that so-called "late effects" of cancer and its treatment...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

When it comes to trying to figure out what to say to a family number or close friend who has just suffered a major loss, or has been diagnosed with or is going through treatment for cancer, most people find themselves at a loss for the right words. In fact, many people naively blurt out something that could actually make the person experiencing the trauma feel worse. Susan Golinske, owner of the unique greeting card company Cause for Celebration, LLC says, âœour...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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