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Cancer Support Groups

October 2, 2018

Check out this article on Healthy Cells Magazine here. Cancer support groups are meetings for people with cancer and those touched by the disease. They can have many benefits. Even though a lot of people receive support from friends and family, the number-one reason they join a support group is to be with others with similar cancer experiences. Some research shows …

Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know When Making Decisions About Treatment

Read the full article on Healthy Cells Magazine here.  As a radiation oncologist for the Community Cancer Center, I often get questions from patients about how to make the right decision regarding treatment after a prostate cancer diagnosis. The advice I often give is that it’s important to consider all your options before you make your final decision.  Prostate cancer …

What is Lymphedema?

What is Lymphedema?

March 14, 2018

http://www.healthycellsmagazine.com/articles/what-is-lymphedema   The National Lymphedema Network defines lymphedema as an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin. This swelling, or edema, occurs most commonly in the arm or leg, but it also may occur in other parts of the body, including the breast or trunk, head and neck, or genitals. It results from a blockage in the lymphatic …

Lend a Hand & Reap the Benefits

Volunteering is a great way to help others as you help yourself. In addition to being a great way to serve others, there are many personal benefits to lending a helping hand that you might not have considered. Feel like you have more – According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, despite giving up  your time to volunteer, you might actually …

National Cancer Survivors Day is June 4th

Each year, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on the first Sunday in June. June 4th, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of this tradition. National Cancer Survivors Day has grown to include not only hundreds of communities in the United States, but countries across the globe.   A Celebration of Life The official theme of National Cancer Survivors Day is “Celebration …

Late Side Effects of Cancer Treatment: Have a Survivorship Care Plan in Place

You’re driving down the interstate, following a pre-printed map leading you turn by turn to your destination. Each stop sign and roundabout is listed on your directions. But wait. There is a late breaking traffic update on the radio. A major road on your path has been closed. What now? Do you have a plan for the next part of …

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 49,750  Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to …

Fighting The Flu From Your Kitchen

Cold and flu season is in full swing here in the Midwest. In addition to preventive measures such as getting enough rest and drinking plenty of water, proper handwashing and other hygiene habits, your kitchen could offer one of the best ways to boost your immune system. Iron-rich foods – Iron plays a crucial role in boosting your immunity. A lack …

Staying Active After Your Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can bring on a variety of feelings including pain, decreased mobility, stress, and anxiety. For many patients, exercise may be a positive way to alleviate some of these problems. The American Cancer Society credits countless benefits to regular exercise during cancer treatment: Maintains or improve your physical abilities (how well you can use your body to …

Celebrating the Holidays while Dealing with a Diagnosis of Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Many people experience feelings that things will never be the same again, or see their lives split into two periods: “before diagnosis” and “after diagnosis.” While the holidays may not feel the same after receiving a diagnosis of cancer, they are still worth celebrating. The holidays can still be filled with joy and …

National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

As of 2016, 27% of all cancer deaths are a result of lung cancer. November is lung cancer awareness month. By increasing the awareness of lung cancer, its diagnosis, and risk factors we can all reduce that 27%. Approximately 1 in 15 people will get lung cancer at some point in their lives. That’s one every 2.5 minutes. Here are some ways you …

Get the Facts Before Treatment for Breast Cancer

Hearing the words, “You have breast cancer,” is an unexpected, life-altering change to anyone’s life that could leave you feeling unprepared to face your new challenge. Emotions range from shock and anger to feeling numb and being speechless. All of these emotions are normal. One thing to remember is that breast cancer is usually a very treatable disease. Learning about and …

September is Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Being aware of the symptoms and effects of specific types of cancer is the first step in treating the disease and potentially finding cures. At the Community Cancer Center in Normal, Illinois, our goal is to provide patients, their families and members of the community with the information they need to make appropriate decisions about their health care. We also …

Join Community Cancer Center for the Susan G. Komen® Race for the Cure

The Community Cancer Center is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen® for the Race for the Cure on September 9th and 10th at State Farm Corporate South Campus in Bloomington, Illinois. Did you know that 75 percent of the money raised from Race for the Cure stays in local communities? This helps to fund local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs, while …

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