• Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    8 months 4 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.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    9 months 5 days 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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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    9 months 5 days ago

    In Sickness and In Health

    My father, the rock of our family, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it changed everything. I was deployed to Afghanistan at the time so it was very surreal for me. However, my mother was there every step of the way.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    9 months 1 week ago

    Battling Cancer from the Kitchen

    Growing up, I was surrounded by many kind women in my church congregation who were always quick to cook a meal and bring it to someone they knew who was newly diagnosed or struggling with a chronic illness.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    9 months 2 weeks ago

    Joy To Mothers

    In honor of Mother's Day, enjoy this sonnet written by PearlPoint's own Margaret Martin, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, for all the mothers who care for adults impacted by cancer. Being caregiver for someone diagnosed with cancer is a difficult job, practically and emotionally. Thank you for all that you do!

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    9 months 2 weeks ago

    Combating Taste Changes During Chemo

    One of the most common complaints received from those undergoing chemotherapy is that food is no longer appetizing or that it just does not taste the same.

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

    Celebrating the Nurses on the Cancer Journey

    Nurses are an important part of any patient’s healthcare team. They care for people in many different settings and specialties.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    9 months 3 weeks ago

    The Bacon Problem

    Everyone loves bacon, but could this once harmless meat candy be slowly killing you from the inside without any warning? In the 80’s everyone was worried about cholesterol issues associated with bacon due to the high amount of animal fat.

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

    Ten Myths and Facts about Melanoma and Skin Cancer

    The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Monday May 1st is Melanoma Monday. Melanoma is the least common but most deadly skin cancer. Melanoma incidence rates have been rising for at least 30 years.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    10 months 3 days ago

    April: IBS Awareness Month

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder in the US and other parts of the world. It does not cause cancer or increase your risk for getting cancer, so why am I writing an article about it in a cancer blog?

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