Coping with Cancer

What to Expect After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

For patients with a form of head and neck cancer, surgery to remove the tumor is frequently part of the treatment process. It’s important for patients and their loved ones to become familiar with the surgical process and understand how it may affect them physically, as well as mentally, afterward. …

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Emerging Healthcare Research

Video: How Precision Medicine Is Changing Cancer Care

People with the same kind of cancer can respond differently to the same treatment. Until recently, doctors and the medical community didn’t fully understand why that happens. However, an evolving field of research in cancer treatment is changing that. Known as precision medicine, doctors are now increasingly able to target …

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Food Safety
grilling safety tips

6 Tips for Healthy and Safe Grilling

Nothing says summer quite like the smell of barbeque. Whether you opt for brats or broccoli, firing up the grill is a fun and convenient way to get dinner on the table fast – and soak up some sunshine (and vitamin D!) at the same time. “Grilling food imparts flavor …

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Living with Cancer
3 Ways Summer Can Affect People with Cancer

3 Ways Summer Affects People with Cancer

It’s well-known that cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can cause a host of side effects ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to hair loss. During the summer months when temperatures reach into the 80s and higher, the sun is full force and people spend much of their time outdoors, cancer …

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Health Topics in the News

Q & A: Facts About Brain Tumors

When it comes to medical conditions, few diagnoses are more frightening than “cancer” and “brain tumor.” And whether you know someone who has developed a brain tumor or are learning about their impact through the news, like the recent diagnosis of Arizona senator John McCain, it can be difficult to …

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Coping with Cancer

Maintaining Intimacy While Living With Cancer

When you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of normalcy in many areas of your lives – including intimacy. While it may seem trivial to be concerned about maintaining a healthy sex life when you or your partner’s health and …

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Coping with Cancer
Overcoming Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

Overcoming the Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

From an initial diagnosis to treatments, recovery and beyond, cancer is an anxiety-filled journey from start to finish. And for many, that fear and anxiety doesn’t easily go away once a clean bill of health is received. “Once people are cancer-free, that anxiety doesn’t just stop,” says Michael Ryan, Psy.D, …

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Skin Cancer Awareness

The Truth About Mole Changes & Skin Cancer

Warmer weather and longer days are on their way in Michigan, and with the changing season comes more time spent outdoors in summer attire and more sun – which is accompanied by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Whether you have one mole or 100, it’s crucial you are aware of the proper …

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Understanding Health Risks

The Link Between HPV and Throat Cancer

You are probably more familiar with human papilloma virus (HPV) in relation to the vaccination and the risk of women developing cervical cancer. And while this is all still very prevalent, HPV is a growing culprit for another type of cancer: throat cancer. Tamer Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D, an otolaryngologist (ear, …

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Cancer Support

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Cancer can be a tricky subject to navigate. For friends and loved ones, it can feel like you just don’t know what to say when you learn that someone in your life has gotten a cancer diagnosis or is going through treatment. For those with cancer, it can be frustrating …

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