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Resources for Breast Cancer Patients in Las Vegas

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month helps shine a light on a disease that impacts roughly 1 in 8 U.S. women each year. With a variety of support groups, programs and counseling services available to Southern Nevada residents, breast cancer patients and their caregivers have many resources available in their local community. Main photo courtesy of Darks […]

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Reduce Breast Cancer Risk with Exercise and a Healthy Lifestyle

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Recent studies suggest that daily exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps lower the risk of breast cancer by 12 percent. Exercise is Key Researchers in France have found that regular exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Regardless of the type of exercise, age or weight, studies have shown that an hour a […]

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Tips for Making Chemotherapy a Little Easier

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Chemotherapy can be a necessary part of the cancer treatment process. It’s important to understand the procedure and prepare for it in advance. Here are some tips to help you prepare for treatment. Photo courtesy of Vance Shtraikh What is Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is part of a standardized regimen to treat cancer with drugs or medication. […]

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer

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While ovarian cancer may not be as well known as other cancers, it is still a serious illness that affects thousands of women. According to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014. To understand and decrease your chances of developing the disease, it is important to know […]

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September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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As the biggest gland in your neck, your thyroid has one huge responsibility — regulating your metabolism. Although you might be familiar with certain thyroid disorders, which can be treated by medication, you might not know that it is also susceptible to cancer. For this reason, the month of September is recognized as Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, […]

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The Facts about Prostate Cancer

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Unless you or a loved one has been affected by prostate cancer, you may be unaware of some essential facts about this common illness. Being informed is key to preventing prostate cancer, and in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a brief overview of the disease, its causes and the possible treatment options available. […]

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Purple Pedicure for a Purpose

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Sometimes all it takes is a simple gesture to make someone’s day. That’s exactly what Ralph Kapostins had in mind when he decided to join his wife, Valerie Brosdal, and get a purple pedicure. Brosdal, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in the summer of August 2013 and started treatment right away.  One day, […]

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How to Find Courage When You Think You Have None

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Ernest Hemingway called courage “grace under pressure.” It is one of the most important virtues of humanity, and its part of what helps people survive and thrive when facing their worst fears. According to Aristotle, “You will never do anything in this world without courage.” You must have courage to persevere and perseverance is vital […]

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How to Support a Friend through Their Cancer Journey

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You may want to serve an important role in supporting a friend or loved one through their cancer journey. Although this is a difficult and challenging time for both of you, there are several ways you can show your friend just how much you care. Even seemingly small steps, such as being flexible with your […]

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Cancer and Body Image: Learn to Love Your Scars

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Whether tangible or invisible, on the heart or on the chest, cancer scars can affect everything: from your self-perception and self-confidence to your ability to cope with life’s everyday struggles. For cancer patients and survivors, it’s important to remember that cancer may drastically change your life, but the disease does not define you. And your […]

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