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Not Your Typical “Get Well Soon” Card: Honest Cancer Empathy Cards Offer an Honest Approach to a Serious Illness

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“Get Well Soon”. It’s a common sentiment expressed in sympathy cards, but for designer Emily McDowell, it’s a sentiment that doesn’t always hit the mark. As she writes on her website, “Get well soon” cards don’t make sense when someone might not.” McDowell would know. The 38-year-old owner of Emily McDowell Studio once faced the […]

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Many Americans Are Not Getting Screened for Cancer, The CDC Reports

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According to a recent report filed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men and women in the US are not keeping up-to-date with their screenings for colon, breast and cervical cancers. The report found that two out of five adults were not current with their colon cancer screenings and one out of […]

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True Strength is Never Giving Up

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True strength is never giving up. It takes great courage and bravery to focus on hope, focus on the positive, live in the moment and persevere in the midst of adversity. Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going. Never, never, never give up.” Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), an affiliate […]

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June is Men’s Health Month

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June is Men’s Health Month, a month dedicated to encouraging men of all ages to seek early treatment for preventable diseases. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) would like to encourage men in Southern Nevada and around the country to use this month to focus on their mental and physical health. Here are five ways […]

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How to Effectively Communicate with a Cancer Patient: CCCN Medical Oncologist and Cancer Survivor, Nicholas Vogelzang, Offers His Advice

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The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivors Day, a day when cancer survivors and communities around the country join together to offer support, provide community outreach and celebrate life in an effort to demonstrate to the world that life after cancer can be rewarding and inspiring. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) is […]

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Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is Expanding! Meet the Physicians of Our New Pulmonary Division

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Lung Center of Nevada, a division of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Opens Today, June 1, 2015. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 2,040 people in Nevada were diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer in 2014 and an estimated 1,420 people in Nevada died of the disease. Unfortunately, despite recent advancements in treatment, […]

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Cancer Survivors Bring Comfort to Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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Many cancer survivors have made it their mission to give back and assist cancer patients active in treatment. For New Yorker, Ann Marie Paolucci, and Las Vegas resident, Jessica Gaylor, their experiences battling cancer gave them the drive to provide comfort and support to fellow patients. Both women established nonprofits that provide cancer patients with […]

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Cancer Cannot Shatter Hope

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At times it may feel as though cancer has all of the control; as though cancer is in the driver’s seat and is calling all of the shots. It is a good thing to remember, however, that there is a lot that cancer cannot do, no matter how all-powerful it may seem. Cancer cannot destroy […]

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Artists Boost Self Esteem with “Henna Crowns” for Cancer Patients

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Photo courtesy of Sowmya Ranganathan via Flickr CC A global community of henna artists have partnered with the company, Henna Heals, to raise awareness of “henna crowns”, a temporary, safe and all-natural form of body-art for people experiencing hair loss. These intricate works of art are painted onto the scalps of patients who have lost their hair […]

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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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Each May, the American Brain Tumor Association, the National Brain Tumor Society and other organizations rally together to raise awareness about brain cancer. The month provides opportunities to highlight the challenges faced by those with a brain tumor diagnosis and helps draw attention to the achievements made by the medical and scientific communities in their […]

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