Thanks to improved cancer screening practices and rates, early detection, and treatment advances, cancer survivorship is on the rise and with it new joys and challenges are also emerging. While many survivors say they enjoy stronger family bonds and a renewed appreciation of life, they may also struggle with fear and doubt. This article explores the common emotions experienced by cancer survivors, as well as ways to deal with them.
For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.
Mustard greens have many health benefits - they can help you lower high cholesterol, and are full of anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. They also taste great and are found in many delicious recipes!
Long-term exercise programs can enhance cognitive ability, memory, and help to control many chronic illnesses for the older population.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Linebarger Cancer Center believe a rare, inherited autoimmune disease may hold the key to a promising new melanoma treatment, according to a report published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
New studies show that the use of chemoradiation to treat non-small cell lung cancer boosts survival rates, compared to patients who received chemotherapy alone.
Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, but it can also cause Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that is most common in children ages 2 to 5. In this week's Wellness Bulletin, you'll learn about the link between parents who smoke and increased risk of ALL in children.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for American women, and will impact about 1 in 8 women. While some breast cancers are genetic, it is estimated that 1 in 3 cases in the U.S. could be prevented with diet, exercise, and weight management. Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer significantly by not drinking alcohol, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet.