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Laughing really is good medicine. It relaxes the body, releases endorphins, and even burns calories. But what role does it play in patient comfort? Motivational speaker and arthritis "survivor" David Jacobson is more familiar than most with...
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Patient Experience
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an estimated 65,410 people (48,000 men and 17,410 women) will develop head and neck cancer (HNC) this year. Many will undergo radiation therapy treatment to fight the disease. While treatment...
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Patient Experience
Summertime. The word conjures up thoughts of fun, but in many areas of the country, it also brings to mind ways to cope with the excessive heat and humidity. And for patients undergoing radiation oncology treatments in these conditions, coping takes...
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Patient Experience
Patients who miss radiation treatment appointments are at a greater risk of recurrence than those who don’t. The authors of the study Radiotherapy Noncompliance and Clinical Outcomes in an Urban Academic Cancer Center (published by Montefiore...
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Patient Experience
Putting patients on the path to cancer survivorship is about more than eliminating a tumor. A well-defined survivorship program follows the patient's journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. It involves more than medical professionals,...
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Patient Experience
At Beekley, it’s not uncommon for us to come across inspiring stories about patients and physicians fighting cancer. Sometimes they’re so inspiring that we have to share them. Meet Dr. Krystyna Kiel, a radiation oncologist who retired from Rush...
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Anxiousness
Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce the stress,...
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Anxiousness
I am a cancer patient at Midwestern Hospital – The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois.  Although no one wants cancer, if you need to fight it, this is the medical center to go to.  Everything you need or want is in one building. It...
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