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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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    The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

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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...
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    How Do I Tackle Cancer Pain?

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    If you're fighting cancer, you likely deal with pain to some extent. Sometimes you might have several different forms of pain, making it difficult...
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    When a diagnosis of cancer hits home, it may be hard to figure out how to keep your composure and what to expect. Follow...
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    The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women,...
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    Living with pain is difficult enough. But dealing with pain and cancer – or, worse, pain caused by cancer – is a nightmare no...
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    When you live with chronic pain, you know how hard it can be to find any relief. However, smoking can worsen chronic pain, and...
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    If you have breast cancer, then you probably also have breast cancer pain. It’s common for people living with cancer to have pain. There...
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    If you are suffering from cancer, you may have to deal with a lot of pain. While not everyone with cancer experiences pain, a significant...
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    How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer. In her fight against breast cancer,...
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    Here’s What We Know About Cannabis and Cancer

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    There are debates all over the country about the effectiveness of cannabis as a cancer treatment. These discussions center around what cannabis can do...
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    A Parents’ Guide to Help With Childhood Cancer Pain

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    Facing childhood cancer is devastating for the entire family. A parent may be overwhelmed and unsure how to help. The tips below explain tactics to...
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    Managing Peripheral Neuropathy Pain Due to Chemotherapy

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    Chemotherapy is still the most common and effective treatment for many types of cancer. However, it comes with a variety of side effects that...
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    Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells. Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered...
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    Chemotherapy is a treatment that is often misperceived to be a cancer cure. What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the...

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