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‘Speak Up for Your Body’ – HealthCentral

Noel Rademacher noticed the first sign of her ovarian cancer in August 2012 when she struggled to zip up her wedding dress. The dress had fit perfectly only a few weeks before, but now it was extremely tight around her abdomen even though she hadn’t gained any weight.

A week later, on her honeymoon in Bora Bora with her husband, Thomas, Noel started feeling intense pressure to urinate even when her bladder was empty.

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Straight to the Heart – CURE Magazine

IT’S NOTHING NEW FOR cardiologists and oncologists to work together to care for patients, but a recent evolution in medicine has cemented the relationship.

The knowledge that certain cancers and particularly their treatments can cause heart problems, along with the trend toward medical subspecialization, has led to the emergence of cardio-oncology teams. The cardiologists and oncologists on these teams are experienced in treating patients with cancer who have pre-existing heart conditions, modifying treatment regimens when they cause heart problems and managing ...

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5 Things to Do Before Your International Trip – The Seattle Times

Are you envious of your friends’ beautiful vacation photos of tropical beaches and historic ruins? Well, maybe if you set up an oscillating fan next to your heater, stare at your screen, and blur your eyes a bit you’ll feel just like you’re there. No? Not working for you?

Then maybe it’s time to plan your own exotic vacation. It could be the only way to survive the winter. Once you’ve chosen your destination and booked your accommodations and transportation, it’s ...

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How a Breast Cancer Survivor Changed the Law for Fertility Preservation – HealthCentral

In July 2015, Melissa Thompson gave birth to her first child, and within a few days, she began suffering from high fevers and was struggling to breastfeed. Her doctor diagnosed her with mastitis and prescribed antibiotics. When the problems persisted, Thompson was sent to a breast surgeon, and six weeks after her daughter was born, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Tumors were blocking her milk ducts.

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Lending a Hand – CURE Magazine

CANCER IS TERRIFYING AT any age. But now imagine coupling fears about the illness and its costs with pay-ing for college, starting a career or buying a first house. Patients in those situations may be about to start their life in debt before getting on their feet.

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Using Hypnosis to Treat Cancer’s Side Effects – CURE Magazine

Hypnosis can reduce side effects and stress for patients with cancer, and even substitute for anesthesia during some surgeries.

NATALIE MARTINEZ WAS 47 when she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and told she’d need surgery to remove the tumor. But she was terrified of general anesthesia.

Years earlier, her mother had encountered difficulty regaining consciousness after an operation, and the experience had affected Martinez. “I wasn’t sure I’d wake up,” Martinez says, “and when I heard I needed surgery, I ...

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I Started Chemotherapy Three Weeks After Giving Birth – Good Housekeeping

Lu Salas was 24 weeks pregnant with twin girls when her partner, Brenden, noticed a nickel-size lump in her breast. Her obstetrician told her breast changes were common when the body was gearing up for nursing. “I had a friend who had an infection in her milk ducts when she was pregnant,” Lu, design director at Nordstrom, recalls. “That’s what I was worried about.” But the lump grew. In a couple of months, it felt four times ...

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