Cancer Care Articles

  • When a Serious Diagnosis Causes a Senior to Consider Suicide

    Receiving the news of a serious diagnosis like cancer or dementia may cause a senior to consider suicide, but caregiver intervention and the development of productive coping techniques can help.

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  • An Overview of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer kills more people than any other form of cancer. Learn the risk factors, signs and symptoms of lung disease as well as the the types and stages of the disease.

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  • Jimmy Carter is Cancer-Free, Thanks to New Drug

    The former president was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma earlier this year. After surgery, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy, Carter says he is free of cancer.

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  • 6 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Cancer Patient

    It can be difficult for friends and family to think of the right things to say to a loved one who has cancer. When in doubt, avoid using these phrases and simply listen to what the cancer patient has to say.

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  • Where Cancer Patients and Caregivers Can Go to Find Hope

    Cancer patients and caregivers can find support and strength as they undergo treatment by staying at one of the Hope Lodge communities run by the American Cancer Society. The best part? It's free.

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  • The Dangers of Believing in ‘Sensationalist Science’

    We've all seen the headlines: "5 Scary Facts About Microwave Popcorn," "Long-term cellphone use linked to brain cancer." The list of scary science in the news is ever-growing. But what does the data really say?

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  • Are You Ignoring These Cancer Signs?

    A new study finds that the majority of people ignore key cancer signs. Yet seemingly insignificant symptoms can indicate serious health problems.

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  • The One Vehicle I Never Wanted to Drive

    Taking my husband to the cancer center for the first time made the disease seem much more real--and terrifying. Still, there was no way to truly prepare for the battle before us.

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  • What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say to a Cancer Patient

    When a beloved friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer, finding the right words to say can seem impossible. Caregivers and survivors share their insights.

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  • Mary and Patrick Dempsey Elevate Caregiving and Cancer Awareness

    When the matriarch of the Dempsey clan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her adult children sprang into action as caregivers and raisers of cancer awareness.

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  • House on Fire

    When we are confronted with a potentially fatal diagnosis for ourselves or a loved one, we can find ourselves caught up in endless cycle of "why."

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  • To Treat, or Not to Treat

    Too many people avoid the "hard talks" by postponing them, but such conversations are essential to making sure an elderly loved one's medical care respects their personal preferences.

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  • My Mohs Surgery for Melanoma

    I'm usually so good about being the CEO of my own health. But this time, I let something nasty creep up on me: skin cancer. Here's what happened.

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  • Why Every Woman Needs a Friend Like Rhoda Morgenstern

    Every woman needs a friend like Rhoda Morgenstern, the beloved roommate from the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." Here are 5 indisputable reasons why.

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  • 5 Numbers to Know For Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

    While it's impossible to prevent breast cancer, there are steps women can take to protect themselves. Here are the five numbers every woman should know for breast cancer risk reduction.

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  • 9 Nutrition Tips During Cancer Treatment

    Eating is often difficult for a cancer-stricken senior. But the weakness and fatigue associated with not getting enough nutrients can give cancer the upper hand. Learn how to make sure your loved one is getting the food they need.

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  • Renowned Journalist Sam Donaldson on Melanoma and Caregiving

    Sam Donaldson, anchor and reporter for ABC News, shares what his battle with cancer taught him about the importance of caregivers.

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  • Caring for Someone Else When You Have Breast Cancer

    Having breast cancer and caring for an elderly loved one is difficult. It is important that the caregiver with breast cancer take care of themselves and their breast cancer before caring for their elder.

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  • Early-morning Cigarettes Raise Cancer Risk, Research Says

    Lighting up a cigarette first thing in the morning may increase the risk of lung, head and neck cancers, according to new research.

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  • Future of Cancer Treatment Brightened by Melanoma Breakthroughs

    Two new research studies have uncovered two new ways of combatting metastatic melanoma. The discoveries point to the future effectiveness of personalizing cancer treatments by combining several different approaches to attacking the disease.

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