• Paige Anderson
  • Kimberly M. Petersen, R.D., L.D.N.
    6 years 11 months ago

    Managing a Miserable Mouth

    A very common side effect from many cancer treatments is mucositis or mouth soreness.  This is very painful and makes eating a challenge.

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  • Paige Anderson
    6 years 11 months ago

    Tips on Managing Treatment Related Side Effects: The Skin Issue

    Men and women undergoing aggressive forms of cancer treatment, such as high-dose radiation, often experience uncomfortable side effects ranging from mild to severe.

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  • Allison Grimenstein, LMSW
    6 years 11 months ago

    The Social Work Profession

    At Minnie Pearl, the oncology social workers who comprise our Cancer Supportive Services staff are the cornerstone of our mission.  These licensed and skilled professionals are available to offer one-on-one guidance from the moment of a cancer diagnosis.

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  • Kimberly M. Petersen, R.D., L.D.N.
    6 years 11 months ago

    Eat Right with Color

    As I look down at my dinner plate of baked fish, steamed green beans, and mashed potatoes, I am reminded that the month of March is National Nutrition Month with the theme of “Eat Right with Color” and “Splash Some Color on your Plate.\   This particular theme happens to coincide nicely with wha

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  • Cancer Supportive Services
    6 years 11 months ago

    Radiation - Power to Harm, Power to Heal

    As the world anxiously awaits a resolution to the nuclear crisis emerging in Japan, the Internet has become a powerful channel for the sharing of fears, hopes, facts and fallacies around the impact of radiation’s effects on human health.   For those who survived the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima an

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  • Kimberly M. Petersen, R.D., L.D.N.
    6 years 11 months ago

    To Supplement or Not to Supplement, that is the Question

    In the majority of my consultations with newly diagnosed cancer patients, the topic of nutrition supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products comes up in our conversation.  Patients want to know, “Is there anything else I can take or do that will help my body to fight this c

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  • Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE
    6 years 11 months ago

    2010 in Review: We're Here from the Moment of Diagnosis

    2010 was a year of incredible growth and success for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF). Our staff grew by 3 new team members to a total of 12 employees: 2 were added to our Cancer Supportive

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  • PearlPoint Staff
    6 years 11 months ago

    On a Path to Healing

    In 2005, Al McCluney never suspected the abrupt turn in the road that his life took.  Active with his family (wife Laura, two daughters, and a son), church community, and a successful career in promotional sales, Al had routinely worked out, practiced yoga, had a healthy diet and been the family

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  • Paige Anderson
    6 years 11 months ago

    What to Do Prior to Meeting Your Medical Oncologist

    Johanna Bendell, M.D., offers advice on the 3 best things to do prior to meeting your medical oncologist for the first time.

    1. Bring someone along with you on your first visit.  Having a close relative or friend with you will help you feel less anxious.

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