Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
If You Were Just Diagnosed With Cancer, Keep These Strategies in Mind
There's nothing that takes your breath away quite like hearing your doctor say, "I'm sorry, it's cancer." Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening and life-changing experience, but fear is often best countered with knowledge and a plan. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my husband and I were both college students and our daughter was still an infant. Our lives were turned entirely upside down, but the strategies outlined here helped us deal with the challenge of cancer and it's treatment.
The Types of Skin Cancer to Be Aware Of
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that one in five American will develop it in their lifetime. Every year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer combined.
The Future of Cancer Treatment and Prevention: What the Experts Say
The future of cancer treatment is being defined by buzzwords like precision medicine and targeted therapy. What these words indicate is that cancer treatment is becoming highly personalized, with each therapy tailored to the individual's specific disease and personal genetic makeup.
What to Expect From a Prostate Cancer Screening
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. Roughly one in every seven men will deal with the condition at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, if prostate cancer is caught early, it is generally very treatable. But what should you expect from prostate cancer screening?
How to Help Someone Quit Smoking: 6 Tips for Supporting Their Health
If someone you love is a smoker who wants to quit, it's only natural that you'd want to give them your support and encouragement. But learning to live without tobacco is no easy task, and any major life change can be a touchy subject, so it's tough to determine the best way to offer your help. If you're wondering how to help someone quit smoking and aren't sure where to begin, here are six tips to get the conversation started and give your loved one the support they need.