Treating the Mind and Soul in Cancer Care
Cancer treatments vary by patient based on the type of cancer they have as well as how advanced it is. Medical treatments aimed to kill cancer cells or remove the cancer include chemotherapy,...
The Unavoidable Stress of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Stress and anxiety are unavoidable for cancer patients. From diagnosis to treatment to survivorship, patients may experience varying levels of stress. In fact, studies show that up to 49% of...
Medical Dosimetrists,The Heart of Cancer Treatment Planning
On the surface, the role of the medical dosimetrist sounds a little intimidating, a Spock-like personality focused purely on numbers and science. After all - these are the people whose...
Online Yoga: The “New Normal” for Cancer Patients and Survivors
In these uncertain times of COVID-19, it has become necessary to come up with ways in which to cope with the abundance of changes happening to our daily lives. Those changes can often lead to...
How Cancer Patients Really Feel About Tattoos and How to Respond
Tattoos play an important role in treating cancer by ensuring the treatment plan is as accurate as possible. But for some patients, it’s a daily reminder of a dark experience.
Strategies for Patients with Mask Anxiety in Radiation Oncology
Each year, an estimated 650,0000 cases of head and neck cancers are diagnosed worldwide. Many of those diagnosed will receive radiation oncology as either their primary treatment or as an adjunct...
Laughingest LINAC Helps Make a Difficult Circumstance Less Arduous
Laughter really is the best medicine. Humor has the power to change a patient’s perspective, make a tough treatment easier, and lighten up even the most difficult/vulnerable situations.
How Comfort Influences Patient’s Compliance to RT Treatments
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an estimated 65,410 people (48,000 men and 17,410 women) will develop head and neck cancer (HNC) this year. Many will undergo radiation...
Heat, Humidity, and Radiation Treatment Marks
Summertime. The word conjures up thoughts of fun, but in many areas of the country, it also brings to mind ways to cope with the excessive heat and humidity.
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