Lowcountry students using virtual reality to help children with cancer in Sweden

Local students at Porter-Gaud are using technology to help ease the anxiety and fear faced by children undergoing cancer treatments. (WCIV) Local students at Porter-Gaud School are using technology to help ease the anxiety and fear faced by children undergoing cancer treatments. Senior students have spent months collaborating with [...] Click here to view [...]

How to make a return to work after cancer: 10 tips to remember

This transition does not have to be stressful and with the right planning it can be an important part of the recovery process Helen Forristal, director of nursing services with the Marie Keating Foundation: ‘Whatever you decide to do in relation to your job, make sure it is the [...] Click here to view [...]

Beauty boost: Helping cancer patients cope

1 Boots’ cancer beauty adviser Jess Moloney says it’s rewarding providing people undergoing cancer treatment with beauty advice. Photo: David Conachy If you, or someone you know and love, has ever gone through cancer treatment, you know one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome can be getting used [...] Click here to view [...]

AeroForm Tissue Expanders makes breast reconstruction after mastectomy more comfortable

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first in Michigan to offer a needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The FDA-approved AeroForm Tissue Expanders eliminate the need for weekly saline injections at the physician's office, improves patient comfort and may decrease the rate of [...] Click here to view [...]

Volunteer drivers for cancer patients sought

TROY — Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the greatest concerns cancer patients face during treatment. To ensure patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery® program. The Society is currently looking for volunteer drivers in [...] Click here to view [...]

Weekend fishing retreat offers men in cancer recovery process support, fellowship

Late Saturday morning, Vern Wilson of College Station stood with his own volunteer fly-fishing instructor just off the banks of a large, clear pond stocked with bass at the Double H Ranch in Navasota. As the 81-year-old stood in the sunshine, he practiced casting out on the water and [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer Leads Athlete To Tough Choice

BrittLee Bowman competes during a recent cyclecross race. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced a decision on how to treat it. BrittLee Bowman had a huge decision to make as she lined up at an elite cyclocross race. Cyclocross is a sport that throws obstacles at you, [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person's history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis. Mental health can play a key role in the outlook of someone who has just received a cancer diagnosis. [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-03-20T10:04:48-04:00March 20th, 2019|Cancer, Psychology|0 Comments

Nurses Are Key in Managing Adverse Events in Breast Cancer

Oncology nurses are key players when it comes to managing adverse events (AEs) for patients with breast cancer, explained Debu Tripathy, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Tripathy, who [...] Click here to view [...]

What the doctor wants you to know about ginger’s benefits

Zingiber officinale is a spice that you know more commonly as ginger. Research has markedly increased in studying ginger and the various components behind its reported health benefits as an herbal medicine. Over the years, scientific studies have focused on verifying ginger’s pharmacological and physiological actions, with at least [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-03-19T17:38:22-04:00March 19th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Gastrointestinal|0 Comments
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