Posts Tagged: cancer

Be free from cigarettes

Did you know tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death? Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is responsible for a number of diseases such as heart and lung disease. There are more than 600 ingredients in a cigarette and when burned a cigarette creates 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known…
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The caregiver: An unsung health care hero

Caregivers have been described as the “unsung heroes” of our health care system: they are untrained, unpaid and sacrifice so much of their own time to help their loved ones. The role of a caregiver may include providing emotional support, transportation, preparing meals, completing household chores and overseeing finances. Being a caregiver can be difficult….
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Harmful effects of smoking continues to sweep Kentucky

Kentucky continues to have one of the highest rates of incidence and deaths from lung cancer. Unfortunately, lung cancer is usually not detected until the signs and symptoms are present, when the patient is already at a more advanced stage. The key to fight this disease is prevention and early detection. Smoking and secondhand smoke (nonsmokers…
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Cancer is emotional – and it’s totally normal

When you are diagnosed with cancer, your world is turned upside down. Everything feels off and you are consumed with many emotions that can include all or some of the following:  denial, anger, fear, worry, stress, shock, anxiety, sadness, depression, guilt, loneliness, feeling out of control, and even gratitude.  Whatever the emotion, it ALL feels overwhelming…
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Chemo brain

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Though chemo brain is a widely-used term, it is misleading since chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems (also called cognitive impairment) that can occur in cancer survivors. Researchers…
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