How to Support a Loved One With Cancer

No one knows the exact moment his or her life will change until it happens. When a loved one shares their cancer diagnosis with you, it can be life-altering. At first, it’s common to feel overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, helplessness, and worry. However, if you understand their basic physical and emotional needs, you will … Continued

Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment Using Infusion Services

Characterized by the chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects 1.6 million Americans. Two of the most common conditions linked to IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. If you or a loved one suffers from IBD, you likely know the symptoms: Severe diarrhea Pain Fatigue Weight … Continued

What to Expect When Having Radiation Therapy

“You need radiation therapy.” The words can bring on a sense of being overwhelmed, not to mention feelings of uncertainty and fear. But you can counter some of those anxious moments by learning all you can about your cancer treatment, your care team and what to expect from radiation therapy. What is radiation therapy and … Continued

Is Cancer Hereditary or Just Bad Luck?

The debate about whether getting cancer comes down to plain “bad luck,” began a few years ago. A publication attempted to explain the role of spontaneous and random cell mutations as the cause of certain cancers. The conclusion wasn’t that most cancers were caused by bad luck. Instead, the research showed cancer risk is higher … Continued

What Are the Most Common Cancers in the US?

Each year, more than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and stroke. Top 10 cancers in America According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center, … Continued

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Is Breast Cancer Curable?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women after skin cancer? Approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with some form of breast cancer in her lifetime. It is important to understand breast cancer may not cause any warning signs or … Continued

What Causes Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that begins in the organ located just behind the lower part of the stomach, called the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for secreting enzymes that aid digestion as well as producing insulin and certain hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer Approximately 55,500 … Continued

How Does Cancer Spread?

Cancer is a disease that can occur in nearly any part of the body. It happens when abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, form a tumor and destroy nearby body tissue. The most common type of cancer in women and men are breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively. In the early stages of cancer, abnormal cells begin … Continued

5 Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer During Summer

The sun is blazing, the sky is bright and the great outdoors are calling. But before you venture out, consider these facts: Experts are seeing an alarming rise in skin cancer (a tumor or growth of abnormal cells near the surface of the skin or just below the skin), especially among young women. Melanoma cases … Continued

What Happens During Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy treats many types of cancer with either oral or intravenous medications. This treatment is considered systemic because it affects the entire body, not just the cancer cells. Chemotherapy medications attack rapidly growing cancer cells, but they may also attack healthy cells that are growing rapidly. For this reason many cancer patients who receive chemotherapy … Continued

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