Cancer

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Things to Know Before You Vape

In recent years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have increased substantially in popularity. They are commonly advertised as a “healthier” and cheaper alternative to cigarette smoking. Smoking e-cigarettes, an activity known as vaping, is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a method for smoking cessation. It is important to[…]

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Beating Cancer Only to Find There’s Another Battle: Chemo Brain

It was finally time to celebrate. Earl Shellner had just received an honorary certificate for completing a long course of chemotherapy. This was the last big hurdle in his cancer treatment. Earl had already been through surgery and radiation to treat an aggressive form of rectal carcinoma. Now he was cancer[…]

  1. Lisa Beylo: Earl's symptoms sound just like mine. The only difference is that I have not gone through chemo but I have…

  2. Diane Caruso: I, too, have chemo brain. Something I was never told about so I found it terribly scary and embarrassing. I…

  3. Cathy Williams: Very interesting. My 1st thought was is this rehab available to concussion and MS patients? Would the rehab work for…

  4. Lillian Kraus: Great article. I have the same J and D or is it a B problem,etc. Another huge problem I have…

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Treating Chemo Brain: Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer Podcast

Excerpts from the Living Well with Cancer podcast interview with Rebecca Gondak, speech language pathologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Rebecca discusses therapy to treat cognitive impairment, chemo brain, that results from cancer treatment and AAMC’s Cancer Rehab Program. Listen to the entire interview here. What kind of symptoms would you notice in someone with chemo brain?[…]

Interview with Joanne Ebner, supervisor of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s DeCesaris Cancer Institute’s cancer prevention program

Looking for cancer with cancer screenings: Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer Podcast

Excerpts from Living Well with Cancer podcast interview with Joanne Ebner, Supervisor of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s DeCesaris Cancer Institute’s cancer prevention program.  Listen to the entire interview here. Why would someone want to get screened for cancer? It’s best to first of all prevent cancer but the second best[…]

Skin Cancer Check

Skin Cancer Screening Starts With You: Know What to Look For

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it’s on the rise. Skin cancer can affect anyone at any age, with more than three-and-a-half million skin cancer cases diagnosed each year—that’s more than the incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. Melanoma[…]

Female Generations

Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Can Genetic Counseling Help Determine Risk?

With Angelina Jolie in the news recently for preventatively having her ovaries removed—following a preventative double mastectomy just two years ago—many women have questions about genetic counseling and the role it can play in determining your risk for breast and ovarian cancer. If you test positive for one of the[…]

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What’s In Your Genes?

Genetic counseling might sound a little extraordinary, but there are a number of reasons why ordinary people seek it out. A couple planning a pregnancy may have concerns about a family history of disease. Or a woman whose mom and sister both had breast cancer might want to know more[…]