• Abby Henry
    7 months 3 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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  • Abby Henry
    7 months 1 week ago

    Cancer & the Internet: Finding Reliable Information

    If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, your first instinct may be to pull up your web browser and type “cancer” into a search engine. I just did this with Google, and I received over 683 million results. The first result is from Wikipedia; the second is from WebMD.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    7 months 2 weeks ago

    De-Stressing Tips

    Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be an incredibly difficult and stressful task. Numerous studies have been conducted on what stress does to the body and scientists agree that there are lots of damaging effects.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    7 months 3 weeks ago

    Perfect Picnic for the Fourth of July

    What’s your go-to summer celebration? Do you plan family or neighborhood dinners? How about attending a ceremony or parade to honor those brave men and women who have served in the United States military? Do you have pool parties, picnics, and BBQs? Do you take a trip to the beach or lake?

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    8 months 1 day ago

    How Important is A Positive Attitude?

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It will affect 1 in 8 women in the US.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    8 months 1 week ago

    Research Shows Benefits of Gardening in Cancer Survivors

    It is often common for cancer survivors to have poor nutrition because of treatment side effects, poor diet patterns, or even adopting unproven nutrition practices. However, nutrition plays an important role in overall health.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    8 months 2 weeks ago

    Continued Education: What One Patient Took Away From His Chemotherapy

    I recently had the privilege of visiting with my chemistry professor from college. The semester that I had his class he was diagnosed with cancer, which kept him from finishing the semester with us. I was glad to find that his funny and optimistic personality had not left him through the treatment process. During the visit he was able to catch me up on the journey he had endured over the last year and a half. Everything from surgery to chemotherapy had taken its toll on his body but not on his spirit.

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

    Tips for Cancer Survivors

    Survivorship is the next chapter in the cancer journey after treatment has ended and there are no signs of the disease. Some people think of it like a school graduation.

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

    Cancer in the Digestive System

    May 29th is World Digestive Health Day. The digestive or gastrointestinal (G.I.) system is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. These organs work together to break down the food you eat into nutrients that are absorbed by the bloodstream and carried to all of the cells in your body. This is what gives your body the vital fuel it needs to function.

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