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

    The Challenges of Having an Ostomy on Your Cancer Journey

    Ostomies are surgically created openings in the skin. Sometimes people with abdominal, bowel, or bladder cancers will have a temporary or permanent ostomy.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    4 months 4 weeks ago

    Just Say No to Malnutrition

    What’s all this talk about malnutrition and cancer? Isn’t a cancer diagnosis enough without adding malnutrition? Yes, cancer is enough without adding malnutrition to the mix. That’s why you need to maintain good nutrition throughout cancer treatment.  

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  • Steven L. Snodgrass, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    4 months 4 weeks ago

    The Importance of Protein During Radiation

    In a previous blog, I discussed nutrition in cancer patients, especially concerning protein. Protein malnutrition is a devastating problem among cancer patients, as it increases morbidity, mortali

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  • Abby Henry
    5 months 6 days ago

    Sexual Health and Cancer Risk

    September is Sexual Health Awareness Month.

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  • Abby Henry
    5 months 1 week ago

    Stress Management Tips for Cancer Survivors

    With summer coming to an end, you may notice your stress levels rising. Schools are back in session. You may have kids with a full schedule of extracurricular activities, you may have noticed your morning commute taking longer, or you may even be a student yourself. As a cancer survivor or a patient still in treatment, you may find yourself feeling stressed or anxious. Stress management is an important part of maintaining a good quality of life. Here are some tips to help you get your stress levels under control.

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  • Abby Henry
    5 months 2 weeks ago

    Take Care of Your Skin

    As you probably know, cancer treatments can cause unpleasant side effects. Changes to the skin are part of the possible side effects. For patients who receive radiation treatment, the skin at the treatment area may become red, dry, and tender like a sunburn.

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  • Abby Henry
    5 months 4 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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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    6 months 4 days ago

    Keeping the Spirit of Minnie Pearl

    This year PearlPoint Cancer Support is celebrating thirty years of service, as well as Minnie Pearl’s 105th birthday. Are these two related? Well, yes they are. I’m so glad you asked.

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  • Abby Henry
    6 months 1 week ago

    End of Life Care: Making The Best Choices for You

    Even with all the advancements in cancer treatment, sometimes cancer cannot be treated or managed successfully. At some point in your cancer journey, you may need to consider end of life care.

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  • Abby Henry
    6 months 2 weeks 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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