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    Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in a specific area that can spread to the rest of your body. Common types of cancer include: non-melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, to name a few.

    •      Fatigue
    •      Unexplained weight gain/loss
    •      Pain
    •      Fever
    •      Nausea
    •      Abnormal growths & lumps
    •      Change in diet
    •      Exercise
    •      Chemotherapy
    •      Radiation therapy
    •      Immunotherapy
    •      Hormone therapy
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    As if the emotional distress from living with cancer isn’t hard enough on patients and their loved ones, patients also have to find relief from the physical pain. Sadly, a journey with cancer –...
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