• Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    1 year 22 hours ago

    Cancer Awareness: Putting Cancer in the Spotlight

    Cancer, it’s one of the most notorious and frightening villains to ever star in movies. Just hearing its name invokes fear in most people. It has a long standing relationship with the film industry, from the Golden Age of Hollywood to contemporary times.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    1 year 1 day ago

    Are You at Risk for Cancer?

    In 2016, an estimate 1,685,210 people in the US were newly diagnosed with cancer according to the National Cancer Institute.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    1 year 1 week ago

    Your Will to Thrive

    Receiving a cancer diagnosis may lead one to instantly think that their life has ended. Therefore, they release control of their life and turn over the responsibility of their own recovery to the medical team. There is another way. You can be your own best advocate for your health! Let your medical team know your quality of life objectives. You are the best expert on your life. It is only you who can communicate your will to thrive.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    1 year 2 weeks ago

    Feeding Tube Awareness

    Feeding Tube Awareness Week, sponsored by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, is February 6-10, 2017.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    1 year 3 weeks ago

    Eat Like You’re in the Fight of Your Life

    Nutrition is of prime importance when dealing with the effects of cancer and chemotherapy. As a cancer patient, you are probably aware of the changes your body is going through and how they can affect your well-being.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 4 weeks ago

    Immunotherapy: PD-1 Inhibitors

    Immunotherapy is an exciting and active area of research and investigation in the cancer world. Immunotherapies are treatments that help the body’s own immune system fight cancer.

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  • Lipscomb University Senior Blogs
    1 year 1 month ago

    Top 5 Anti-inflammatory Tips for Cancer Survivors

    Inflammation is the body’s attempt to protect itself, which is one of our greatest strengths as human beings. However, when inflammation is chronic or long-term, it can harm internal tissues and organs.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    1 year 1 month ago

    Top 10 Questions To Ask in about Nutrition and Cancer in 2017

    It’s a fresh start with the New Year. Make a positive step forward by asking the right questions when you visit your oncology healthcare provider or registered dietitian nutritionist on your cancer journey.

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  • Gwen Spector, RN, BSN, COCN, CCP
    1 year 1 month ago

    Oncology Navigators Are on Your Team

    It takes a team to help patients though their cancer journey. Like a football team, your healthcare team is made up of many professionals that contribute their special skills at different points along the way. This collection of healthcare specialists is called a multi-disciplinary team.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    1 year 1 month ago

    Food Trends in the New Year

    With the New Year comes new beginnings and a fresh outlook. The same is true in the food industry. As old fad foods fade, there are new products and trends that appear. Some fads in the past years include coconut oil, kale everything, Sriracha sauce, bone-broths, and specialty waters.

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