Cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ (or DCIS) is a condition where some of the cells lining the ducts of the breast tissue have started to turn into cancer cells. It’s an example of something known as a pre-invasive cancer – the abnormal cells are all contained inside the lining of the ducts, but have the potential
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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill back in March 2020, there’s been talk of a vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines have been badged as our biggest opportunity to control the virus and return to normal. And for the last year, researchers and scientists across the world have been racing to make that
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March is National Nutrition Month! To honor National Nutrition Month, our resourceful dietician friends have created a number of blogs that will post during the month of March. These blogs will cover popular nutrition topics and myths. Check back often to see what new topics are being blogged about! “My friend told me to stop
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We all get afraid. Fear is just part of the human experience. And fear can feel awful! During these days of COVID-19, fear has gripped so many in our world. So, let’s take a break here today and mindfully slow down this emotion of fear, look at it, and breathe. To begin with, we hate
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by Michael Riotto Michael Riotto This year, I will happily turn 61 and celebrate, yes, celebrate the 10th year of my diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma(MM). Has it been easy?  Not a chance!  Has it been tough?  You bet!  Has it closed a whole lotta doors?  Absolutely!  HOWEVER, having this diagnosis has brought me to an entirely
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By Barbara Falkowitz my husband, Phil, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM) 25 years ago, I was 43 and we had a 14 yr old and 9 yr old twins. I was juggling working in an accounting office, homework, after-school activities of three kids, along with household chores. Suddenly, I had to add researching treatment
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March is National Nutrition Month! To honor National Nutrition Month, our resourceful dietician friends have created a number of blogs that will post during the month of March. These blogs will cover popular nutrition topics and myths. Check back often to see what new topics are being blogged about! Making sure that you get enough
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One of the ways we support and encourage our staff at the cancer center is to periodically offer a “blessing of the hands”. We have also offered a “blessing of the hands” to our caregivers. This is a time where we give thanks for the work and care of the hands that provide and tend to
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Why is Ho’oponopono powerful? Throughout human history, we have been divided by distance, language, cultural and religious beliefs, class, and economic hierarchy. Whenever someone comes up with a perspective there seems to always be someone else there with an opposing opinion. To me, the power of Ho’oponopono comes, in large part, from the fact that
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Do you have a favorite flower? It is very difficult for me to choose a favorite, for there is such a vast array of floral beauty! I must say, though, that I am perhaps drawn most to the sunflower. What an amazingly stunning flower. They are unusually tall for a flower, some growing to as
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by Dawn Heiderscheidt, MOT, OTR/L, ECHM April is Occupational Therapy  Month! In order to celebrate this profession, it’s important to understand WHAT an Occupational Therapist (OT) is and how they connect to oncology. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines OT as “the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things
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