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Cancer and the Summer Months

June 27, 2008
by Reprinted with permission from ASCO and

Reprinted with permission from ASCO and
Summertime brings sun, heat, and outdoor activities, but it can present challenging health and lifestyle issues for people living with cancer. That's why it's important to consider the following precautions during the summer months.

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Seven Steps to a Healthier New Year

January 6, 2008

It is estimated that about one third of the deaths from cancer can be prevented, as they are related to lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity, and lack of physical activity. In addition, about 168,000 cancer deaths this year will be caused by tobacco use. Stopping smoking is the most important thing a person can do to lower his or her cancer risk. Although the risk of developing cancer can be greatly reduced by avoiding risk factors, not all cancers are preventable.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctors

March 28, 2007

Regular and open communication with your doctors is important in making informed decisions about your health care. Consider asking the following questions of your doctorsóbreast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, plastic surgeon, and fertility specialistóso that you can learn more about your diagnosis, treatment plan, and possible side effects. These questions should be viewed as a starting point in communicating with your doctors, rather than a complete list. (Some questions appear in more than one section because the order in which patients see specific doctors can differ.)

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