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Cancer Care

Smoking Quiz
If you think you know all there is to know about smoking, take our quiz.
Pap Tests and Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is 100 percent curable if detected early and can be detected by a Pap test.
Radon, the Cancer-Causing Gas
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see, smell or taste radon. But it may be a problem in your home.
Indoor Tanning
Both UVA and UVB rays cause damage to skin cells and can lead to skin cancer. UV rays are recognized as a main cause of all skin cancers. All tanning beds use UV rays.
Increase Your Activity and Reduce Cancer Risk
You don’t have to have special equipment or buy a fancy gym membership to be physically active. Simple fun activities with your family and friends can reduce your cancer risk.
Peripheral Neuropathy In Persons with Cancer
Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe sick or injured nerves. The peripheral nerves are the ones located outside your brain and spinal cord.
Preventing Arm Swelling After Breast Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Swelling of the arm on the side of your breast cancer surgery can be due to lymph nodes under the arm being removed or changed by radiation of the armpit.
Helping Your Parents Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is tough. So is talking to your mom, dad or anyone you love about quitting. Remember, you can’t make them quit but you can let them know that you’re there for them if they want to try. We provide few tips for encouraging someone you love to quit smoking.
Loss of Loved Ones During Holidays
When a loved one has died, the holidays can be very stressful for the spouse, the family members, and friends. As the season approaches, the Cancer Information Service offers some helpful hints to observe these events without your loved one.
Alcohol and Cancer
Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of cancer.
Radiation Therapy - What to Expect
Radiation therapy is the treatment of cancer using beams of high-energy waves called radiation. The radiation used for cancer treatment comes from special machines or from radioactive substances. Radiation therapy machines aim specific amounts of the radiation at tumors or parts of the body where there is/was disease to kill cancer cells or keep them from spreading.
Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
Ways to reduce your risk of cancer in your everyday routine.
Safer Grilling Tips
Alternative ways to grill while keeping your food safe and your family healthy.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
The lymph glands and vessels serve as channels through which liquid around the cells (extra cellular fluid) is returned into the blood stream. Any patient with invasive breast cancer or melanoma can be considered for sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Smokeless Tobacco
Smokeless tobacco is unburnt tobacco, which is placed into the mouth used by an estimated 12-14 million Americans. Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking and ultimately leads to an increased risk of oral cancer.
Stay Safe in the Summer Sun
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., but is largely preventable by reducing exposure to the sun. Review some important tips to keep your skin safe.
Tips for Better Sleep for Cancer Patients
The amount of sleep a person needs varies from person to person. During cancer treatment, the need for sleep may increase some, as the body repairs itself.
Beat the Holiday Blues After a Diagnosis
An estimated 10 percent of the population suffers from holiday depression to some degree. It may be one or many things that contribute to the holiday blues, especially coping with a cancer diagnosis.
What Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer
Over all, about one in 280 American men will develop testicular cancer at some time in their lives. It can occur in men at any age and is most common cancer in men between 20 and 35.
The Complete Blood Count: A Guide for Patients with Cancer
This booklet will explain about the normal cells that can be damaged that are made in the bone marrow.
Tumor Marker Tests
Tumor markers are substances that can be detected in higher than normal amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of some people with certain types of cancer.
Cancer Word List for Patients
The Cancer Information Service provides this Cancer Word List to describe terms that may be used in this process so that patients and family members can take an active role in their care.
Cancer Diagnostic Tests and Blood Tests Word List
Diagnostic tests and blood tests word list
Food Safety For People Who Are Immunosuppressed
Food Safety For People Who Are Immunosuppressed The immune system helps protect you from infection. When your immune system is weakened, it may not be able to rid the body of the bacteria found in some foods. By not eating
Cancer Care
A guide to cancer care.
What Is Cancer?
The answer to that question is not as clear as you might think.
What is 'Personalized' Cancer Care?
Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries.