• 5/29/2015

    In a study of 1,400 men with prostate cancer receiving radiation treatment, the men who were overweight or obese had a slightly higher risk of prostate cancer relapse, metastases, and death than men who were a healthy weight. Researchers are not sure of the direct cause.

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  • 5/27/2015

    National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 7, 2015. One of the biggest challenges cancer survivors face is finding their “new normal” after treatment ends.  The “new normal” is a term sometimes used in cancer circles. Some people embrace the term and idea.

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  • 5/19/2015

    Everyone deals with stress every now and then, but a cancer diagnosis may leave you feeling overwhelmed. How can PearlPoint Cancer Support help you manage stress during your cancer journey? Here are just a few ways:

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  • 5/18/2015

    According to a study from St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, childhood cancer survivors who received cranial radiation treatment were more likely to be obese later in life. Ten years or more after receiving treatment, 47% of survivors who received cranial radiation were obese.

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  • 5/11/2015

    It’s almost summer time! These warm months are full of vacations, trips to the park, and parties outside with food and friends. With these changes in weather and your schedule, you may be at an increased risk for illness.

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  • 5/11/2015

    People who received treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma are at an increased risk of cardiovascular or heart disease throughout their lifetime according to a new study. The cumulative risk of any type of cardiovascular disease was 50% after 40 years.

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  • 5/11/2015

    According to a new study, when 49 at-risk patients were given the option to do a comprehensive cancer gene screening, one-third declined testing. Of those that declined testing, patients cited concern for uncertainty and potential distress as reasons for opting out.

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  • 5/05/2015

    What‘s the truth about cancer and food?  How can I afford to eat to fight cancer? Can I really make a difference by choosing certain foods?  Why do friends tell me not to eat sugar? Do I have to buy foods at specialty stores and by mail-order to eat well?

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  • 5/04/2015

    Many women receiving breast reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer will need more than one operation.  According to a survey of 4,000 women, 88% needed two operations, 65% needed more than two, and 39% more than four.

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  • 5/04/2015

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved ramucirumab for use in combination with the FOLFIRI regimen (leucovorin, fluorouracil, irinotecan). The combination is approved for patients with advanced colorectal cancer whose disease progressed while receiving first line treatment.

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