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2014-05-13 23:09:03

Mesothelioma patients and their families can both benefit from the support of an online community say Australian psychology experts. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Patients with mesothelioma and those involved in their care could potentially protect themselves from some of the damaging effects of chronic stress by joining an online support group. An article on these fascinating new findings has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Researchers...

2014-05-01 08:36:24

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - "You have cancer." To an estimated 500* Canadians a day, their family, friends and caregivers, these three words change lives. To help Canadians manage through a cancer diagnosis, Eli Lilly Canada is launching Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada, an art competition that honours the physical and emotional journeys Canadians face when dealing with cancer. "A cancer diagnosis can be just as emotional as it is physical," says Dr. Joan Bottorff from the...

2014-03-17 16:26:52

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study: Long-term follow-up of adult survivors of childhood cancer reinforces need for lifelong health surveillance for childhood cancer survivors MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers, heart and other serious health conditions beyond the...

2013-11-19 12:49:33

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that young adults who had cancer as children are more likely to be frail than their peers; this condition leaves survivors at increased risk of death and chronic disease Young adults who survived childhood cancer are more likely than their peers to be frail, according to a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study, which reported the condition is more common among female survivors than women decades older. The research appears in the...

2013-11-18 23:01:50

New St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study finds that young adults who had cancer as children are more likely to be frail than their peers; this condition leaves survivors at increased risk of death and chronic disease Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Young adults who survived childhood cancer are more likely than their peers to be frail, according to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study, which reported the condition is more common among female survivors than...

2013-10-24 23:03:21

The Cancer Support Community and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner on a Solution Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The Cancer Support Community's Research and Training Institute and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have joined forces to launch the Cancer Experience Registry: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. According to LLS's Facts 2013 booklet, there will be 5,920 new cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) diagnosed in the U.S. this year, making it a rare...

2013-10-10 23:18:53

A Childhood Cancer Survivors Study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital suggests that reducing risk factors like hypertension might lower the risk of heart disease for survivors as they age MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 -- For childhood cancer survivors, risk factors associated with lifestyle, particularly hypertension, dramatically increase the likelihood of developing serious heart problems as adults, according to a national study led by St. Jude Children’s...

2013-05-17 10:53:27

Review calls rehabilitation cost effective; critical A new review finds cancer survivors suffer a diverse and complex set of impairments, affecting virtually every organ system. Writing in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Julie Silver, M.D., associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues say a majority of cancer survivors will have significant physical and psychological impairments as a result of treatments, and that these often go undetected and/or untreated, resulting...

2012-09-24 21:24:54

Men who undergo surgical removal of prostate cancer can experience significant levels of anxiety one year after surgery, and higher levels of anxiety appear to be linked to poor sexual satisfaction and depression, say researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. Their recent study, published in the online edition of Psycho-Oncology, suggests that men who experience high levels of "cancer-specific anxiety" following surgery for prostate cancer could likely benefit from counseling designed...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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