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Research has shown that patients who take an active role in their healthcare tend to have better outcomes.  This is challenging for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, as this disease is confusing and overwhelming at times.  In this section you’ll find some of our most important insights and advice on navigating this diagnosis.

Adding the “Right” Dentist to Your Oncology Team…

While researching content for “WTF is Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash?” & “Dental Care & Care”, I now realize the importance of working with a dentist who really understands cancer before beginning cancer treatments as well as throughout treatment and in some cases, even after treatment ends. Meet the Dental...


WTF is Synchronous Chemoradiation?

  Cancer experts have long debated & continue to debate over the best timings for radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  Often times, patients receive sequential therapy- first, chemotherapy and then radiation.  Synchronous chemoradiation is a term used to describe when a patient receives radiation therapy at the same time as or in between cycles...

Fertility & Cancer…

I have met quite a few parents whose children are cancer survivors.  And their journey’s have some major similarities.  First, their child was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and literally started chemotherapy the very next day.  Secondly, in each instance, the oncologists never discussed the longer term affects that cancer treatments...


Cancer Survival Tips

I LOVE this article written by Scott Seaman, survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and co-founder of the Chicago Chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation.  With his permission, I am re-posting it on CancerHAWK as it’s great advice for anyone battling cancer.  So without further ado, Scott’s tips on surviving cancer…. “Through investment...


A Cancer Dictionary

  Ever feel like your oncologist is talking in another language?  Here’s how to translate… (straight from Everyday Health– an amazing resource on everything health-related) Adjuvant therapy: Therapy used in addition to the primary cancer treatment; for instance, chemotherapy is often an adjuvant therapy to surgery, which is used to...


Tips for Coping with a Long Hospital Stay

Let’s face it… staying overnight in a hospital for any reason is not fun…. even if you are in the hospital for a good reason like giving birth to a baby.   And having to stay in a hospital for a LONG period time…. well, that just plain ole’ sucks....


Finding Reliable Health Info on the Internet

After Alan was diagnosed with cancer, the very first thing we did (after we caught our breadth) was to start searching the internet for more information.  But how do you know if the information you are reading is accurate?  Just because something is written on the internet doesn’t mean that...



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