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8 Ways to Reduce Stress Before Surgery

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 18, 2014 in Surgery

153446553Surgery can be a stressful experience. You might fear the unknown. You might be worried about caring for your family while you’re recovering. You might have anxiety about feeling pain. It’s important to physically prepare yourself for surgery by eating healthy, not smoking and getting enough rest, but it’s also very important to emotionally prepare.

Here are eight ways to reduce stress before surgery:

Meghan’s Ovarian Cancer Survival Story

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 17, 2014 in Diagnosis, Treatment

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Living with Cancer will feature posts centered on ovarian cancer and women’s experiences with it.

The following post was written by Meghan for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance’s blog.

Few people at the age of 20 think about cancer, and far fewer ponder the possibility of it happening to them. It is an age at which the vast majority of us believe that we are invincible – an age at which, if we ever even consider it at all, we only contemplate the future in terms of the endless opportunities that lie ahead.

To say that I was shocked does not even begin to convey the wide array of emotions that came over me when I was diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer several weeks before entering my junior year of college.

Women Living with Cancer Series Continues at Woman’s Center for Wellness

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 15, 2014 in Nutrition, Treatment

Your doctor answers all your questions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment, but what about the other questions you have regarding cancer?

Whether it’s a questions regarding finances, nutrition, legal affairs or talking to your family, Woman’s Hospital’s Women Living with Cancer will help you to answer all your cancer questions.

Cancer Q&A: Complementary Therapies

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 11, 2014 in Treatment

The following information is provided by the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and was published by The Advocate.

QUESTION: What are some different types of complementary therapies?

ANSWER: According to the National Library of Medicine, “Complementary and alternative medicine is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.”

Women Living with Cancer Series Continues at Alexander’s Market

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 10, 2014 in Nutrition

Your doctor answers all your questions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment, but what about the other questions you have regarding cancer?

Whether it’s a questions regarding finances, nutrition, legal affairs or talking to your family, Woman’s Hospital’s Women Living with Cancer will help you to answer all your cancer questions.

Don’t Ignore Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 08, 2014 in Diagnosis, Emotions

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Living with Cancer will feature posts centered on ovarian cancer and women’s experiences with it.

The following post was written by  Bre Tipps for the Cancerwise blog by MD Anderson.

I knew my body was trying to tell me something. The stomach problems, the bloating, the pain I felt when my children would accidently hit or my pets would jump on me. I never thought it would be cancer. I was 26 with a good life ahead of me. Or so I thought.

As a series of tests revealed, my journey back to health would be a long one.

When the symptoms first started showing, I tried treating them with different products from health stores. I saw different doctors, but they all dismissed me, saying it was not a big deal.

Woman’s Presents Women Living with Cancer

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 04, 2014 in Diagnosis, Emotions

ss_WLWC2014Your doctor answers all your questions about your cancer diagnosis and treatment, but what about the other questions you have regarding cancer?

Whether it’s a questions regarding finances, nutrition, legal affairs or talking to your family, Woman’s Hospital’s Women Living with Cancer will help you to answer all your cancer questions.

Tune into Woman’s Radiothon Tomorrow

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 03, 2014 in Uncategorized

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In your car, at work, at the gym or at home, turn on your radio or plug in your headphones to catchWoman’s Radiothon tomorrow on Talk 107.3 FM.

LIVE from Woman’s Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6:00 AM-6:00 PM, with on-air radio personalities and Woman’s doctors, nurses and administrators.

Happy Labor Day from Living with Cancer

Posted by: Living With Cancer Guest Blogger on Sep 01, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Emotional Differences between Mastectomy and Lumpectomy, Chemotherapy and Radiation

Posted by: Tracy Johnson on Aug 28, 2014 in Surgery, Treatment

The physical differences between a mastectomy and lumpectomy can be easily comprehended. The different physical side effects between chemotherapy and radiation therapy are well documented and information of those differences is readily available for patients.

But what about the emotional differences between a lumpectomy and mastectomy or the mental effects with chemotherapy and radiation? Or is there a difference at all?

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