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Wills and estate planning

August 27, 2018
Everyone has a different relationship with the saying “getting your affairs in order.” For people who are planners, sorting out their will and estate planning can feel like a sigh of relief.

Tie blankets for patients - DIY project

August 26, 2018
Oncology appointments can, at times, take up a long portion of your day. Do-it-yourself projects, such as tie blankets, may help pass the time while waiting for appointments or recovering from treatment.

SCI spotlight: Art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute

August 25, 2018
At the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), art therapy is a free service and is open to oncology patients and family members. We see people who have just been diagnosed, are in active cancer treatment or are in survivorship.

Fighting cancer-related fatigue

August 24, 2018
After your cancer treatment, are you feeling extremely exhausted? Are you constantly feeling physically, emotionally and mentally tired? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy to do your daily routine? And even with rest, it is not going away?

Benefits of mind-body practices during your healing journey

August 23, 2018
Undergoing treatment for cancer may cause physical and emotional burdens. Self-care practices have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain.

"A Lucky Life Interrupted," by Tom Brokaw

August 22, 2018
Tom Brokaw, an award winning journalist and best-selling author, was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma.

Hepatitis C and liver disease—should you be concerned?

July 24, 2018

The dramatic increase in death rates from liver cancer are due to a perfect storm of an aging baby boomer population with hepatitis C, the rapid rise in the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the ongoing risk of liver cancer among patients with alcoholic liver disease.

4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

July 06, 2018
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How do you plan on keeping fit and maintaining a somewhat normal diet on a road filled with diners, drive-through’s, and zero access to your personal trainer?

3 surprising ways to get sunburned

July 06, 2018
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With more people being diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, it’s no wonder we are all trying to find out how to reduce our risk of sun damage and defend against sunburns.

The importance of colorectal cancer screening

April 26, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to form a national movement to increase colorectal screening. Their goal is to have 80% of adults aged 50 and older to be regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2020.
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