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Category Archives: Cancer Information

These articles are filled with information about general cancer topics such as prevention and resources.


Fatigue

Most people experience fatigue at some point in their lives, and we all know what it’s like to feel tired, but it usually doesn’t last long. Once you sleep or even just quietly rest for a while, the fatigue goes away Read more…


Drug Resistant

One of the things we learned early on in Dan’s cancer journey was that even if a treatment worked, eventually, it wouldn’t. Cancer cells become drug resistant.Our StoryWhen doctors first diagnosed Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, they Read more…


Cancer Cells

Cancer is a complex disease. In fact, it is really many diseases with one thing in common— cancer cells have a communication problem.To understand cancer cells, you need to first understand healthy cells and how they function. A cell is Read more…


Biopsy

I recently went to the dermatologist for a full exam. As a bonus, she removed a small lump that I’ve had for years. She numbed the area and in 2 seconds (maybe even less) removed the pea-sized lump, putting in Read more…


Asymptomatic

The earlier cancer is detected, the more easily and effectively it can be treated. Asymptomatic, or “quiet” cancer often spreads, unchecked to other locations (i.e. metastatic). This is why some forms of cancer have a reputation for being especially deadly.Some Read more…


Advance Care Directive

What is an Advance Care Directive?People often think of an advance care directive in the context of a terminal illness, such as cancer. But, this legal document should be in place for unexpected emergencies, such as car accidents, as well. Read more…


Survival Rates

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month here are some statistics about survival rates from cancer.org.Survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer, by stageThe numbers below are calculated from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database, based on people who were diagnosed Read more…

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