Archives: July 2015

  • Are Dietary Supplements OK During Cancer Treatments?

    July 26, 2015
    Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can take their toll on the body and its nutritional status. Even so, the use of supplements during rigorous chemotherapy sessions may not always be advised. The simple fact is that the jury is still out on the use of supplements during treatments. Some doctors prefer patients hold off entirely on taking supplements while they...read more
  • Proactive Medical Stances Can Help Patients Quit Smoking

    July 15, 2015
    As lung cancer continues to outpace many others in the number of annual deaths in the United States, researchers are working to develop new ways to get patients who smoke to kick the habit sooner. One recent study has found that active clinical support and assistance can prove much more beneficial than mere questioning when it comes to prompting...read more
  • Early Palliative Care Can Help Cancer Patients, Caregivers

    July 1, 2015
    Researchers are finding that the introduction of palliative care as early as possible in advanced cancer cases can improve quality of life for patients while providing better outcomes for caregivers. This type of supportive care is generally offered in the last stages of life for those with advance cancer, but earlier introduction has benefits that include increased quality of...read more

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