Skin Cancer Scares

During the long days of summer, many people relax by the pool and go on beach vacations, allowing the sun to warm their skin and give it that sought-after glow. However, those that have had skin cancer think about summer quite differently.   The “My 16-year-old Self” campaign addresses the dangers of the sun and…

Prognosis Not Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and devastating at any age. Hearing those words for the first time would make anyone anxious and worried about the future, and in addition to the initial shock comes the realization that life may change temporarily or long term.   Once a doctor has made the diagnosis, he or she…

The Power of Positive Thinking and Pain Relief

As new research and cures become available for cancer patients, prognosis and life expectancy are changing, too. Many patients are anxious to learn about their chances of surviving, while some focus on quality of life issues. Since individuals respond to treatment differently, there is no way of knowing exactly how long anyone will live. Survival…