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How to Choose an Oncologist

Not all doctors are created equal! Choosing an oncologist is an important part of your cancer treatment. You will be spending a lot of time, money and investing trust in this person who is responsible for your care. Here's how to choose the best oncologist for your cancer type.   

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Your Post-Thyroidectomy Diet

If you are having a thyroidectomy, you may be concerned about your diet following the procedure. As many of you know, my husband is being treated for thyroid

Your First Chemotherapy Appointment: What You Need to Know

Chemo day. No one looks forward to it, but it is a necessary evil in cancer treatment.  For the first timer, chemo day can bring on anxiety, apprehension, and

Why Your White Cell Count is Important During Cancer Treatment


Alcohol and Your Cancer Risk: How Much is Too Much

It's no secret that consuming alcohol can increase your risk of developing several types of cancer. Experts warn us of the risk, but often don't elaborate on

Combating Chemo Brain with Brain Games

If you have gone through chemotherapy and are experiencing problems with memory and focus, know you are not alone. It is estimated that up to 75 percent of

Will Cancer Treatment Make You Feel Worse?

Don't you just love it when friends and family give medical advice, even when you don't ask for it? When it comes to cancer, it seems like everyone has an uncle

Using Sunscreen in a Tanning Bed: Does It Make It Safe?

Around May of each year, emails start pouring in from readers who want to know how to get a "safe" tan. Recently, a young woman wrote to ask whether using a

Thyrogen 101

If you have undergone treatment for thyroid cancer, you may dread follow-ups to check for recurrence. It's not the scans or even the radioactive iodine therapy

Sunscreen: Separating Fact From Fiction

Did you know that skin cancer is the most diagnosed type of cancer in the United States? It's also one of the most preventable types of cancer! Sunscreen is the

Itchy Breasts - Is It a Symptom of Breast Cancer?

Itchy breasts can be a symptom of breast cancer, but most likely related to a less serious condition. Learn when you should absolutely see your doctor and when it can wait. Itchy breasts can be common; learn what can cause breast itchiness.

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