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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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What is Hospice Care?
What is Hospice Care?

Depending on the stage and type of cancer, sometimes, the goal of a patient’s care is to focus on comfort. Two types of outpatient care that are commonly used are hospice care and palliative care. Commonly mistaken for hospice care, palliative care is any type of outpatient care that is available to improve quality of […]

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What You Need To Know About Cancer Recurrence
What You Need To Know About Cancer Recurrence

Depending on the stage and type of cancer, recurrence is possible following treatment. It is important to be diligent with follow-up care to ensure that if the cancer does recur, it is found at an early stage when it is most treatable. “Patients usually don’t want to talk about their cancer returning, but the thought […]

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