• 9/27/2017

    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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  • 9/20/2017

    September is Sexual Health Awareness Month.

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  • 9/13/2017

    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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  • 9/06/2017

    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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  • 8/28/2017

    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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  • 8/23/2017

    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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  • 8/16/2017

    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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  • 8/09/2017

    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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  • 8/01/2017

    For many people, pets feel like a part of the family. After a cancer diagnosis, pets can offer many benefits. Benefits include: companionship, improved mood, and motivation to stay active. Some hospitals and treatment centers even use animal therapy to help improve patients’ well-being.

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  • 7/26/2017

    SURVIVORville was back in Nashville this past weekend from Thursday, July 20th- Saturday, July 22nd.  SURVIVORville is produced by the Women Survivors Alliance. This was the 5 year anniversary of the first convention.

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