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Is it sarcoma or just a lump?

July 20, 2017
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July is sarcoma awareness month, and while it is less common than other cancers like breast, prostate, and colon cancer, the American Cancer Society estimates that 12,000+ sarcomas will be diagnosed in 2017. Many of us may have heard the word “sarcoma” at some point, and may even know that it’s related to cancer. But what is it, and should we be worried about it?

Making the transition back to a primary care provider after cancer treatment

June 01, 2017

When you have been in the care of doctors and nurses who specialize in cancer treatment, transitioning to a provider who does not know all the small details can seem daunting. Here is some practical advice. 

Book recommendation: Surviving the Storm

June 01, 2017

An interview with author Cheryl Krauter, LMFT, existential humanistic psychotherapist and a cancer survivor.

Palliative care: Treatment for the patient as a whole person

June 01, 2017
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness such as cancer. It is a specialty that focuses on quality of life for patients and their families through the relief of physical, psychological, social/practical and spiritual/existential suffering.

Notes from our ACS patient navigator: Screening and prevention — how can the American Cancer Society support you?

June 01, 2017
Almost every person has been touched by cancer, either personally or through someone else, so cancer prevention may be something you are curious to learn more about.

Cancer control: an innovative approach to care

June 01, 2017

Leaders at the Swedish Cancer Institute recognize that Swedish has the opportunity to lead the way in prevention and screening efforts, and can do so by bringing together community, clinical and research efforts across the Pacific Northwest.

Why heavy drinkers with cancer need to level with their doctors

March 31, 2017
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Heavy alcohol consumption plays a synergistic role with heavy tobacco consumption in the development of head and neck squamous cell cancers, commonly known as cancer of the mouth, nose or throat. But the intense stigma associated with heavy drinking can lead patients to hide information when transparency is needed the most.

Be a wise health consumer: How to avoid fraud and scams

March 22, 2017
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Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.

When should you get checked for colorectal cancer?

March 20, 2017
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Colorectal cancer is rising among millennials, raising the question: Should people be screened earlier than they are now? Colorectal cancer can be prevented if polyps are caught early. Here’s when you should be screened if you’re at moderate or high risk for colorectal cancer. 

The worst lies you tell your doctor

March 20, 2017
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Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.

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