Posts Tagged: cancer

What is leukemia?

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer where a group of cancer cells develops within the bone marrow. Blood cells multiply uncontrollably and are unable to function due to the inability to mature. This cancer often affects white blood cells but can also develop in red blood cells or platelets. There are many forms of…
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Struggling with functional deficits from cancer treatments? Talk with your doctor about rehab

Did you know that more than 65 percent of cancer patients experience at least one functional deficit that impacts their daily life? These deficits include diagnoses such as: Generalized weakness/debility Fatigue Difficulty with mobility (walking and transfers from different surfaces) Difficulty completing their ADLs (activities of daily living) Cognitive complaints Lymphedema Speech and swallow impairments…
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Men’s health: What is a prostate?

What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system that provides fluid to help carry the sperm. It is almost the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of your prostate can increase as you…
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The best time to get screened

Age is but a number, especially when it comes to screening. Even if you are healthy, you still need regular health screenings completed by your health care provider. Screenings can help detect diseases and conditions early so that you and your care team have a head start on treating your illness or condition. They also…
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