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Your Post-Thyroidectomy Diet

Thu, 01 May 2014 00:45:59 +00002014-05-01T00:45:59Z

If you are having a thyroidectomy, you may be concerned about your diet following the procedure. As many of you know, my husband is being treated for thyroid cancer and just underwent a total thyroidectomy. While researching the internet, he found conflicting information about what he could and couldn't eat after having the surgery. One site said he would be on liquids for two weeks, while another said even liquids could be hard to swallow. It wasn't exactly the most encouraging information, to say the least.

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Your First Chemotherapy Appointment: What You Need to Know

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:41:59 +00002014-04-30T22:41:59Z

Chemo day. No one looks forward to it, but it is a necessary evil in cancer treatment.  For the first timer, chemo day can bring on anxiety, apprehension, and fear. Before having cancer, no one really tells us what it's like to have chemo and even though our doctors go over what's going to happen, it still feels like we are walking into uncharted territory. Moments like these can jump start the autonomic nervous system, sending that fight or flight response into overdrive for some.

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Why Your White Cell Count is Important During Cancer Treatment

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:40:40 +00002014-04-30T22:40:40Z

"My oncologist always talks about white blood cell counts and how they can be dangerous to my health. I have tried asking my doctor questions about it, but I just don't understand his answers. Can you explain in simple terms what it means to have a white blood cell count and how it affects my health?"

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Alcohol and Your Cancer Risk: How Much is Too Much

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:36:56 +00002014-04-30T22:36:56Z

It's no secret that consuming alcohol can increase your risk of developing several types of cancer. Experts warn us of the risk, but often don't elaborate on how much alcohol actually increases our risk. Is it a daily wine glass? Or a 12 oz bottle of beer? What about liquor?

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Combating Chemo Brain with Brain Games

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:33:33 +00002014-04-30T22:33:33Z

If you have gone through chemotherapy and are experiencing problems with memory and focus, know you are not alone. It is estimated that up to 75 percent of people treated with chemotherapy experience a condition called mild cognitive deficit, also known as chemobrain...

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Will Cancer Treatment Make You Feel Worse?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:38:20 +00002014-04-30T20:38:20Z

Don't you just love it when friends and family give medical advice, even when you don't ask for it? When it comes to cancer, it seems like everyone has an uncle or boss who was diagnosed with the exactly same type of cancer as you. This revelation in conversation is usually proceeded by a highly descriptive horror story that involves medical mistakes or the tale of an untimely demise. Either way, when you have cancer, friends and family are going to share their "expert" medical advice and opinions. Sometimes the advice is good and supportive, other times, maybe not so much.

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Using Sunscreen in a Tanning Bed: Does It Make It Safe?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:43:06 +00002014-04-30T14:43:06Z

Around May of each year, emails start pouring in from readers who want to know how to get a "safe" tan. Recently, a young woman wrote to ask whether using a high level SPF sunscreen in a tanning bed would make tanning beds any safer. Right off the bat, I would like to stress that using a tanning bed is never safe. There has been countless research on the subject and it all concludes that tanning beds greatly increase your risk of skin cancer and melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Avoid tanning beds -- there are much healthier ways to get that sun-kissed glow than tanning.

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Thyrogen 101

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:34:35 +00002014-04-30T05:34:35Z

If you have undergone treatment for thyroid cancer, you may dread follow-ups to check for recurrence. It's not the scans or even the radioactive iodine therapy (if needed), but the effects of "going hypo". I have heard patients describe being hypothyroid as "pure hell" and feeling like a "long and torturous death". I have witnessed it firsthand in my husband, who has been treated several times for recurrent thyroid cancer. By the 4th week of being hypo, he literally could drive or go to work during the last follow-up process. His reflexes slowed considerably, his vision became blurry, and he couldn't concentrate or remember anything. By the 6th week (a few days before his whole body scan), he stayed in bed for most of the day because of fatigue and muscle pain.

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Sunscreen: Separating Fact From Fiction

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:19:05 +00002014-04-30T00:19:05Z

Did you know that skin cancer is the most diagnosed type of cancer in the United States? It's also one of the most preventable types of cancer! Sunscreen is the key to preventing skin cancer, but people just aren't applying it like they should. Either they make a common mistake when applying it, not applying at all, or not reapplying it. A few minutes of sunscreen application is worth the effort!
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Brain Tumor Symptoms

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:56:14 +00002014-03-31T22:56:14Z

When you have chronic headaches, it's natural to think of the worst. A brain tumor is often the first possible cause that enters a person's mind, but they are usually wrong in most cases. Contrary to popular belief, headaches usually aren't an initial symptom of a brain tumor, although people with brain tumors do suffer from headaches as their condition progresses. What are the symptoms that raise red flags for doctors? Read more about brain tumor symptoms to find out...

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