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What You Need to Know About Lymphedema: Causes & Myths
What You Need to Know About Lymphedema: Causes & Myths

By, Stephanie Graff, MD Director, Breast Program at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health Stephanie Graff, MD Director of the Breast Program at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health Biopsy. Surgery. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Second opinions. Clinical trials. Pills. Insurance. MRI. Cancer. Cancer. Cancer. These are the words swirling around a person’s […]

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What You Should Know Before Your Cancer Surgey
What You Should Know Before Your Cancer Surgey

By: Gwen Spector BSN, RN, COCN, CCP GI Cancer and Sarcoma Nurse Navigator Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Plano Having surgery can be frightening and overwhelming. These are some general tips to help you get prepared for your surgery. Before the Day of Your Surgery Make sure you understand all of the instructions […]

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Simple Ways to Relieve Fatigue During the Cancer Journey
Simple Ways to Relieve Fatigue During the Cancer Journey

Sami Mansfield, Director of Oncology Wellness, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health Cancer-related fatigue, although different for each person, is the most commonly reported side effect from cancer and its treatments. Sami Mansfield, Director of Oncology Wellness, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, shares tips for addressing this common issue for […]

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Creating a Cancer Care Package
Creating a Cancer Care Package

“How can I help?” That is the first question that comes to mind for many people after learning a friend or relative has cancer. A care package is a nice way to show your support for someone facing cancer. Here are five items that you might consider including in the care package: Headwear. Losing hair […]

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GIST Awareness Day
GIST Awareness Day

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare tumors that form in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, also known as the digestive system. The GI tract begins when you chew and swallow food and includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. GISTs usually form on the wall of the GI tract in cells called the Interstitial […]

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