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 [...]

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 [...]

Prostate cancer: Five common myths of prostate cancer every man must know

According to Prostate Cancer UK, more than 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year. That’s 129 men per day. Around 400,000 men are currently living with and after the condition. Every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer , equating to more than [...] Click here to view [...]

Caring for Yourself During Chemotherapy: How to Manage Dry Skin & Brittle Nails

Chemotherapy can be effective treatment for cancer but may also cause physical side effects that may be uncomfortable and affect your appearance. These side effects, however, are manageable. Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause dry skin. Management of dry skin includes using moisturizer, avoiding things that make the [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer institutes are not providing cancer survivors with information about cancer rehabilitation services

According to a 2016 study 70% of clinical care cancer centers reviewed failed to provide details on cancer rehabilitation services. Of the clinical care centers that did provide such information only 8% provided accurate and detailed information. Read the article here.

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