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Life is Better When You Are Laughing

October 23, 2017

For those living with cancer, it may seem difficult to find a happy state of mind, but laughter can become a source of relief even when facing this particular hardship. Studies show that laughter, when used as a complementary therapy, brings positive results with virtually no negative side effects.

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Fighting Like a Girl - Man With Breast Cancer Shares Personal Journey

October 12, 2017

Retired truck driver Bill Burkert, 66, was going through his normal morning routine last year when he stepped out of the shower to shave and noticed a dimple on the right side of his chest. Always being diligent with his health, he scheduled an appointment with his doctor right away.

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Maintaining Relationships After a Cancer Diagnosis

July 27, 2017

A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but also his or her partner or spouse as well, truly testing the traditional wedding vow, “in sickness and health.” The impact of a cancer diagnosis will be different from couple to couple.

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“I just don’t know what to say…” Tips to Help You Express Support to Someone With Cancer

June 28, 2017

When a friend or loved one is battling cancer, sometimes the thing they need most from you is support. Sometimes, you can be most helpful if you can listen when they want to talk, be available when they need help, and treat them normally, not like they are a burden.

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Just Don’t. Five Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Cancer Patient

June 15, 2017

It’s hard to know what to say to a loved one undergoing cancer treatment. Even well-intentioned words can take on a different meaning for someone fighting cancer. Learn 5 examples of things not to say to someone who has cancer so you can avoid putting your foot in your mouth.

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Feeling Stressed? Try this Relaxation Technique

May 10, 2017

If you're a cancer patient or caregiver, this may be one of the most stressful times of your life. But Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Integrative Oncologist Dr. Brian Lawenda says keeping your stress levels down is key to fighting the disease and feeling your best.

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How to Express Empathy After a Loved One Has Received a Cancer Diagnosis

April 14, 2017

If your loved one or friend has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to try to genuinely understand their feelings even while processing your own. Learn how to relate to those that you love that are going through a difficult situation.

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Feeling Lucky? A Proactive Approach to Cancer is a Better Bet

March 17, 2017

Luck is the common theme associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but don't leave your health up to luck. Being proactive with health screenings is important to catch any anomalies early.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind When You Have Cancer

March 08, 2017

Having a positive mindset may be one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself after a cancer diagnosis. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, always remember these 7 things.

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5 Surprising Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

February 17, 2017

You probably already know that you can reduce your risk of getting cancer by eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of sleep, and eliminating tobacco, but these lesser known cancer prevention tips may surprise you.

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Innovative One-Step Chemotherapy Treatment Now Available in Southwest Florida

January 12, 2017

A new chemotherapy treatment that is applied during surgery is now available in Southwest Florida. Called Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), the treatment is a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment designed to remove cancer cells from the abdominal area during surgery.

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Our Delmarva, Maryland Team Won the "Best Campsite" Award from the Worcester County Relay for Life

July 01, 2016

Our treatment team in Delmarva, Maryland won the "Best Campsite" award from the American Cancer Society at the Worcester County Relay for Life. The team won the award because of their presentation of the team, their table and fundraising efforts during the event where they sold baked goods.

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