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Dec 11 2019

Across the Cancerous Sea: Your Doctor, Your Navigator.

In the same way that maps help seafarers to chart a course to their destination, the diagnosis and guidance from the medical staff at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center help patients to navigate the route back to good health.

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Dec 02 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine: Oxygen Sensing and the Clue to “Switch-off” Cancer

Almost everyone knows that oxygen is fundamental to the survival and well-being of humans. But how do our cells sense and adapt to the change in oxygen levels? The 2019 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of this answer, which also gives us new clues in solving the mystery of cancer: anti-VEGF therapy.

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Nov 22 2019

Mind Over Cancer: Positive Thought Can Set You Free

“Positive thinking, not putting too much pressure on yourself and always believing that you are in fact cancer free, living a happy life as you normally do, that is the key to being cured of cancer.”

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Nov 15 2019

Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Fear Unfounded

“Radiation therapy is painless, no different from getting an x-ray. The duration of a course varies depending on the patient’s condition. Prostate cancer may require eight weeks, whereas breast cancer might need six weeks, and lung cancer six to seven weeks. Radiation therapy is spread out over a long period to ensure that the patient’s healthy cells are less damaged by the radiation.”

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Nov 05 2019

Helping Hand, Healing Warmth

Afraid of not waking up again after falling asleep. Losing your most precious memories, unable to remember even your loved ones. Battling with a life-threatening illness.

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Oct 28 2019

Breast Cancer: End of the Road is Further Away than You Think

Unfortunately, “Cancer” has become such a common word today.  Especially in women, “breast cancer” is the most common cancer globally, to the point that one eighth for women have a chance to face this type of cancer sometimes in their lives.

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Oct 21 2019

Ending by design: a lesson in life and love

“We sincerely wish to empower the patients to live their very best lives in the way that they wish to, even when it seems like there is not much under their control as the end approaches. Together, we can make this a beautiful ending.”

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Oct 09 2019

Targeted Radiation Therapy: A Technological Leap for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men after lung cancer. Patients often initially seek medical attention for urinary problems. Diagnosis is mainly done with blood samples to determine the presence of PSA, a type of protein.

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Oct 02 2019

A Beautiful Pain: A Patient’s Journey Through Chemotherapy

 “Even though chemotherapy is full of suffering, with its headaches, its nausea, its inability to keep food down, there is one thing that keeps me going; being able to go back to my daughter, and to see my grandson.

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