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Anxiety and Cancer

Anxiety and cancer are words that tend to go together for many people once the diagnosis of cancer is made. Many mind-body techniques that utilize forms of relaxation training can be helpful in reducing a wide range of symptoms and experiences. Learn more »

Leaving a Legacy

Sometime during cancer care it is not uncommon to ask the question, “What can I do to help my children or grandchildren remember me?” Albeit a painful question to ask, it acknowledges the possibility and inevitability that we are going to die at some point. Learn more »

Cancer & Young Adults

A mom recently talked to me about her twenty something who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She asked, what should I do, this seems like a disease of people my age, not her age. Learn more »

Recurrence

After you are diagnosed with cancer and fully treated, it is common to continue to have concerns about cancer recurrence. Some cancers have a greater likelihood of recurrence than others and thus each patient and diagnosis must be considered individually. Learn more »

Stress

Many patients feel a stress response when they confront situations that are reminders of their cancer treatment. This happens more frequently than you might think. Learn more »

Talking to Kids about Cancer

As a parent of young or adolescent children, it is especially hard to receive a diagnosis of cancer. It raises all kinds of worries and concerns and one of the first is what should I tell the children? Learn more »

Healthy Body Weight

Increasing evidence suggests that a healthy body weight is very important to your quality of life. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the ratio of your height to your weight, and ideally, should be between 19 and 24.9. A BMI above 25 is considered overweight and above 30 is considered obese. Learn more »

Prescription: Laughter

Have you ever felt guilty when you were having a bit of fun after cancer has been diagnosed in your family? Cancer is a serious illness that requires serious treatment; however, maintaining psychological well-being is an important part of the healing experience. Learn more »

How Walking May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity, even including walking, can substantially reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, encouraging new science shows, in part, it seems, by changing how her body deals with estrogen. Learn more »

Survivor Support Groups

After treatment is a particularly good time to join a support group because many people experience some degree of anxiety as their medical treatments wind down and they begin to re-enter a life that is not dictated by weekly visits to a medical center. Learn more »