• Abby Henry
    5 months 3 weeks ago

    Immunization Q&A

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Thanks to immunizations many diseases are no longer a public health threat in the United States. For example, polio is a deadly disease that can lead to paralysis.

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  • Abby Henry
    6 months 1 week ago

    Staying Social after a Cancer Diagnosis

    After a cancer diagnosis, your social life will probably change. Cancer can be isolating. You may not feel up for the activities you once enjoyed. This can either be due to feeling poorly physically or emotionally. Side effects may keep you homebound in the days following treatment.

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  • Abby Henry
    6 months 3 weeks ago

    Pets and Cancer: How To Care for Yourself & Your Furry Friends During Treatment

    For many people, pets feel like a part of the family. After a cancer diagnosis, pets can offer many benefits. Benefits include: companionship, improved mood, and motivation to stay active. Some hospitals and treatment centers even use animal therapy to help improve patients’ well-being.

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  • Abby Henry
    7 months 4 days ago

    All About Wigs

    Hair loss or alopecia is one of the most well-known side effects of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is the most common cause of hair loss for cancer patients. Radiation can also cause hair loss in the treated area. However, not all cancer patients lose their hair.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    8 months 3 weeks ago

    Taking Flight with Cancer: Tips for Air Travel

    Summer travel is right around the corner. Traveling with cancer can present some additional challenges. With a little extra planning and preparation, your trip and time at the airport can be a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

    Before you go:

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 2 months ago

    Lodging & Transportation Resources for Cancer Survivors

    As part of cancer treatment, you may make frequent trips to your cancer treatment center for appointments and treatment. If your treatment center isn’t close to home, this may mean extra transportation and lodging expenses.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 2 months ago

    Medicare: The Basics

    Answers to some FAQs about Medicare coverage and enrollment.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 4 months ago

    Taking Care of Your Teeth Through Cancer

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month. You may be thinking to yourself what does cancer have to do with dental hygiene? A lot actually!

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 5 months ago

    Stop The Problem Before It Starts: Lymphedema Prevention

    Lymphedema is a common side effect among cancer survivors, especially breast cancer survivors, but it can affect any patient whose treatment plan included lymph nodes being removed by surgery or lymph nodes being damaged by radiation treatment.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 5 months ago

    Cancer & Pain Awareness

    September is Pain Awareness Month. This month was established by the American Chronic Pain Association in 2001. In honor of Pain Awareness Month, let’s learn more about the issues surrounding pain and cancer.

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