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Treating Breast Cancer Early: Five Myths About Early Detection

Treating Breast Cancer Early: Five Myths About Early Detection For many women, breast cancer does not come with early warning signs or symptoms. That’s why regular mammograms and other health screens are crucial. Finding breast cancer early through preventive health screening gives you a better chance of successful treatment. Common symptoms of breast cancer Possible … Continued

Ten Ways Oncology Social Workers Improve Cancer Therapy

The role of the oncology social worker is to help patients, families and their caregivers deal with the reality of cancer. They are specially trained and skilled to assist with the psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone involved. Ten ways oncology social workers improve cancer therapy Oncology social workers play an important role … Continued

Mohs Surgery or Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer

Mohs Surgery or Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer If you’ve been diagnosed with basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer and are looking for the best treatment option, it’s important to understand what’s available. Mohs surgery and radiation are two common treatment options. What is Mohs Surgery? You’ve probably heard about Mohs surgery, but might … Continued

Success Rate of Infusion Therapy on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA); it affects three times more women than men. You’ve likely heard the term before and associated it with sore joints in the hands and feet. In fact, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks its own … Continued

Infusion Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

If you or a loved one is living with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have undergone different types of treatments, and found that infusion is most effective for you. Your MS infusion treatments may be administered as a disease-modifying therapy to help slow activity and progression. Or you may need them to help control relapses/flare-ups … Continued

Radiation Oncology vs. Chemotherapy: What’s the Difference?

Depending on the type, location and stage of cancer, doctors may recommend radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of both. It is important to understand the differences between radiation oncology vs. chemotherapy so you know what to expect. Radiation oncology therapy uses localized radiation to target and destroy cancerous cells. In other words, it only affects … Continued

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

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