Communicating with Your Doctor After Treatment

By Team CancerForward on December 4, 2014 10:00 am | | Leave a comment
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With almost 15 million cancer survivors now living in the United States and with that number growing, there is concern about how our healthcare system will provide proper after-treatment medical care for a burgeoning population of survivors. “We do not foresee an expansion of the number of health professionals specifically devoted to caring for cancer patients. That means more survivors will receive their long-term follow-up care from health professionals other than those who provided their cancer treatment.“ says Len Lichtenfeld, MD, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society.
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Beth Sanders Moore: New Study on Meditation A Boon For Breast Cancer Survivors

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We at CancerForward and our social media communities are very excited about a study published this week that brings ground-breaking news for breast cancer survivors. For the first time, researchers have shown that practicing mindfulness meditation has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. For many years, oncologists have known that alternative or integrative therapies likes meditation bolster the emotional well-being of cancer survivors.

A team from Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres, the protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, maintain their length in breast cancer survivors who meditate. Longer telomeres are believed to protect against disease, while shortened telomeres are associated with cell aging and several disease states.
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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Margo Hilliard Alford In Her Own Words

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Rev. Preston J Allen In His Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Ron Baloochi In His Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Janet Cockrell In Her Own Words

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Rebecca Cooke In Her Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Michael Francisco In His Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Bob G. Gower In His Own Words

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Surviving Cancer: 2014 Forward Mover
Anne Hamilton Meyn In Her Own Words

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