Dec 3, 2013
The holidays are a mixed blessing: a time to celebrate but also a time of stress. The pressures are magnified for those with cancer or their caregivers, but there are ways to make it easier.
Nov 26, 2013
It's especially important to stay hydrated in cold weather, particularly for people receiving chemotherapy or recovering it.
Nov 19, 2013
Knocking on wood may actually be good for your health — your mental health, that is. And that's important for cancer survivors who may feel jinxed by having the hubris to say they are in remission, or are otherwise doing well.
Nov 13, 2013
Bogus cancer cures are nothing new, but the Internet has enabled purveyors to reach wider audiences, taking advantage of patients when they are most vulnerable.
Nov 5, 2013
Most people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, but they may not be familiar with another term, post-traumatic growth, which refers to gains after a traumatic experience.
Oct 29, 2013
The FDA's recommendation urging tighter controls on how doctors prescribe commonly used narcotic painkillers was pertinent to cancer patients and survivors facing delayed side effects or secondary cancers.
Oct 22, 2013
Free programs or just an inviting place to visit might be right in your own back yard, offering a chance to relieve the isolation that some cancer survivors feel.
Oct 15, 2013
Most people know about the value of donating blood, but fewer are aware of the need to donate platelets. Many patients undergoing chemotherapy (as well as accident victims, organ donor recipients, and other critically ill patients) need platelets, as well as blood.