• Abby Henry
    6 months 1 week ago

    End of Life Care: Making The Best Choices for You

    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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  • Abby Henry
    7 months 1 week 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 2 weeks 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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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 2 months ago

    Lodging & Transportation Resources for Cancer Survivors

    As part of cancer treatment, you may make frequent trips to your cancer treatment center for appointments and treatment. If your treatment center isn’t close to home, this may mean extra transportation and lodging expenses.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 2 months ago

    Medicare: The Basics

    Answers to some FAQs about Medicare coverage and enrollment.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 3 months ago

    Health Insurance Marketplace: Open Enrollment for 2017

    Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) begins on November 1, 2016 and runs until January 31, 2017. If you will not have health insurance through your job, Medicare, parents, or spouse, you can purchase health insurance for 2017 from the Marketplace.

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  • Abby Henry
    1 year 4 months ago

    Cancer by The Numbers: Should I Read Statistics?

    Many newly diagnosed cancer patients immediately want to know the statistics of their diagnosis. This is an understandable desire, but looking at cancer statics as a newly diagnosed patient can be misleading and cause unnecessary stress and anxiety.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    2 years 6 days ago

    Meals at Your Door

    Does just the idea of grocery shopping make you feel tired or exhausted? Does making a home cooked meal zap all your energy? Do you know a cancer survivor who would benefit from a meal delivered to their home?

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  • Abby Henry
    2 years 1 month ago

    Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

    As you probably already know, the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) helps people who are uninsured find and purchase health insurance. Open enrollment for coverage in 2016 from the Health Insurance Market Place ends on January 31.

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  • Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN
    3 years 6 months ago

    From A Registered Dietitian: Are We Talking Too Much, Too Soon?

    This summer an oncologist referred a head and neck cancer survivor and her spouse to PearlPoint’s Nutrition Education services. The survivor also had the possibility of metastasis to her stomach, but test results were still pending. As I usually do, I began the nutrition consultation by sharing information on the possible side effects of cancer treatment...

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