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  • Thunderstorm Asthma Strikes Thousands

    Nov. 28, 2016 – Six people died in the Australian city of Melbourne after a mass outbreak of “thunderstorm asthma,” according to media reports. Emergency services were overwhelmed by 1,900 calls in the space of a few hours after the storm struck last Monday. About 8,500 people were treated in hospitals. About a third of […]

  • Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options

    Getting the right treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor (NET) starts with a little fact-finding. The most important thing you need to figure out is where the disease started and if it’s spread to a new spot. If your tumor is small and is growing slowly, you may not need treatment. If you have to take […]

  • Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

    Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can be hard on your body. Fortunately, making healthy food choices can help you feel better and speed your recovery. Choose Healthy Foods “When you’re being treated for cancer, it’s important to avoid extreme diets that may leave you short on key nutrients,” says Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, director […]

  • Tests May Bring New Wave of Cancer Detection

    March 28, 2017 — Detecting cancer may be getting easier. New kinds of tests that promise to be less invasive are beginning to exit the lab and enter the market — with more under development. By using blood, urine, and saliva, researchers hope these new tests may reduce the need for often painful, risky biopsies, […]

  • ASCO Conference Highlights 2017

    One of the biggest cancer conferences of the year–The American Society of Clinical Oncology–is underway in Chicago. Here’s what’s making news: Patients with advanced cancer that has spread to their spine can suffer from pain, numbness, tingling, and difficulty walking. A new study shows that a single dose of radiation may help to ease those […]

  • Browned Toast, Potatoes May Raise Cancer Odds

    Jan. 23, 2017 – Toast and potatoes should be cooked to a golden color, not browned, to reduce our intake of a chemical that may increase the chance of having cancer, say U.K. government scientists. Acrylamide is not deliberately added to food. It is a natural byproduct of the cooking process. “Acrylamide is a natural […]

  • Will Personalized Medicine Change Doctor Visits?

    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a disease like cancer, your doctor may talk to you about precision medicine. This type of cutting-edge treatment (also known as personalized medicine or genomic medicine) uses your genetic information, along with cues from your lifestyle and environment, to prevent and treat disease. Right now, the field is in […]

  • How to Manage Your Moods After Chemotherapy

    When your chemotherapy is over, you may feel a wave of conflicting emotions. Learn how to manage your changing moods, and keep in mind that recovery takes times. Amber Kostelny, a professional organizer in Chicago, found she had mixed feelings after her chemotherapy for breast cancer. “I honestly felt like I had been through a […]

  • Moving Forward After You’re Done With Chemotherapy

    Three years after having chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Pete Holland is thriving. The 39-year-old wine columnist and sommelier from Nashville is as active as ever. He commutes to work on his bike. He ran a marathon. He and his wife, Caitlyn, have a new baby girl. While some symptoms from his treatment still linger, Holland’s […]

  • Manage Your Emotions When Cancer Treatment Is Done

    You’ve come through diagnosis and treatment, and now you’re ready to move forward with a fresh start. But as you begin to put your life back in gear, you may need to learn how to manage mental health challenges that could be part of your “new normal” as a cancer survivor. Jency Emo of Fort […]

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