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What Is an Oncology Navigator?

A cancer diagnosis can feel like the beginning of a long and confusing journey. Having a supportive, professional resource who can help answer questions, provide reminders and be that one steady person to guide the patient though the journey is comforting to patients and their families. Read More »

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Staying Fit During Cancer Treatment

Exercise is important even while undergoing cancer treatment. It helps to maintain weight, improve mood, boost energy and promote better sleep; it is also enjoyable. However, many times I see patients who quit their exercise routine during cancer treatment.
While it is important to follow your physician’s orders for medication, it is equally important to follow an exercise routine while undergoing cancer treatments. Read More »

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You Have Cancer … Now What?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary and overwhelming.  When cancer enters the picture, life becomes disrupted, fear sets in and answers may not come quickly enough. The next few days and weeks is a time to be very kind to yourself and let your health care provider assist you.   Read More »

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Women’s Health: A Screening Mammogram on Your Coffee Break?

This process sounds unusual, but it can be done! Finding time to schedule a mammogram can be difficult, especially if you live miles from the nearest mammography unit or have a busy work schedule. Thankfully, because of mobile digital mammography trucks, women are able to have a mammography unit come to them. Read More »

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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Having worked in the breast health field for more than 20 years and counting, women often ask me how often they should have their mammogram. Breast cancer awareness is frequently in the news and, at times, conflicting messages are reported. Guidelines to other women’s health screenings have changed over the years, which add to the confusion regarding mammography. Read More »

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National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 2, 2013

From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, people around the nation celebrated the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). Many communities held celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis — a cause worth celebrating. Read More »

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