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The Truth About Alternative Medical Treatments

By Stacy Simon — 2019

Americans believe cancer can be cured through alternative therapies alone, according to a survey conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. This is alarming because evidence shows that people who use alternative therapies in place of standard cancer treatments have much higher death rates.

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Advice on Dire Diagnoses From a Survivor

With each diagnosis, knowing her life hung in the balance, she was “stunned, then anguished” and astonished by “how much energy it takes to get from the bad news to actually starting on the return path to health.”

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Olympic Swimmer Nathan Adrian on Testicular Cancer Diagnosis: I ‘Felt Betrayed by My Own Body’

For the first time in forever, Nathan Adrian truly has no idea if he’ll have a strong swim Friday. And at this point, it doesn’t really matter to the five-time Olympic gold medalist. He’s simply elated to be back.

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I Was Betrayed by My Body

‘Skin cancer worked its way into my lymph nodes. I was devastated.’

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Complementary Therapies for Pain

Complementary therapies can be used to help with pain. These methods draw your attention away from the pain and release muscle tension caused by pain.

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Pain Management & Cancer Care

There are many different methods to control cancer pain.

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15 Secrets of People Who Can’t Work Because of an Illness

If you have a chronic illness, you may know what it feels like to be a “full-time patient.

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7 Tips for Making Peace with Chronic Pain and Illness

New ideas for living well, even if our health is less than ideal.

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Copley Marine Corps Veteran, Amputee Makes History at Boston Marathon

When Peter Keating took off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon, it was the realization of a dream come true, but he never imagined just how unique his 26.2-mile trek would be.

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Cultural Humility: A Way to Reduce Health Disparities in the BIPOC Community

While some may say cancer does not discriminate, certain demographic groups bear a disproportionate burden as it relates to incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, outcomes, and other cancer-related measures.

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Supporting a Spouse Through a Health Challenge

If you have suddenly been put into the role of caregiver, what should you do—and how can you stay strong while you do it?

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