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Try ginger tea for nausea, heartburn or vomiting

What’s the skinny on ginger?
Sonja Lien, MD Sonja Lien, MD 8 min read
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A cancer diagnosis can immediately influence your body image

Fight cancer, not your body. What to watch for and what you can do about it
Chery Hysjulien, RN, PsyD, LP Chery Hysjulien, RN, PsyD, LP 3 min read
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The importance of dental care after head or neck radiation

Many people don’t recognize the importance of dental health as it relates to head and neck cancer treatment. When a new cancer in the head or neck area is diagnosed, one of the critical team members for your cancer care is your dentist. The reason for this is to prevent dental related complications after treatment. […]
Laurie Gromer Laurie Gromer 3 min read

What to know about antidepressants and cancer

It is common for people with cancer to experience distress associated with their diagnosis, treatment, and after-effects of treatment. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) defines ‘distress’ as “a multifactorial unpleasant emotional experience of a psychological, social and/or spiritual nature that may interfere with the ability to cope effectively with cancer, its physical symptoms, and […]
Amy Werremeyer, PharmD Amy Werremeyer, PharmD 5 min read
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Manage your cancer by managing your sleep

Lack of sleep can lead to complications, so try these tips to get quality sleep
Chery Hysjulien, RN, PsyD, LP Chery Hysjulien, RN, PsyD, LP 5 min read

Living with head and neck cancer

A cancer diagnosis often changes a person’s sense of self. There’s a feeling of losing control as the life the patient knew changes, as do the lives of the people they love and care for. Head and neck cancer patients are especially susceptible to dramatic changes in perceptions of self. Mental health is a crucial […]
Andrew Terrell, MD Andrew Terrell, MD 10 min read
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‘You have cancer:’ The power of words

As I reflect back on a week full of interesting, unfolding scenarios, it strikes me that words are powerful. Consequences — for the good or for the bad — are associated with the words we choose. In a short period of time, I experienced words used in remarkable ways. Methods used to deliver the words […]
Lois Ustanko, RN Lois Ustanko, RN 10 min read

Network increases access to breast cancer risk information

An innovative network is making access to all-important information about individual breast cancer risk more convenient. Women schedule screening mammograms and receive an electronic invitation to an Athena Breast Health Network questionnaire. Those who choose take a few minutes to answer the questions and find out if they may be at elevated risk for breast […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
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Finding peace and confidence after a breast cancer diagnosis

Often times, we have friends with the greatest intentions, but when it comes to their style of encouragement and support after a diagnosis of breast cancer, they heighten your anxiety or deflate your confidence in your current cancer treatment plan. That’s why it is important for you to understand your cancer diagnosis report, also called […]
Donna Dwire, RN, CBCN Donna Dwire, RN, CBCN 5 min read
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The feelings of being overwhelmed by cancer

I’m of an age when my family and friends are growing into health issues — many of them potentially life-limiting. I have no fewer than six people I know waging war with cancer; different cancers, but all of them determined to be a victor. And when you are up close and talking one-on-one with them, […]
Lois Ustanko, RN Lois Ustanko, RN 9 min read