The major costs of a cancer diagnosis and treatment are for things like time in the hospital, clinic visits, medicines, tests, surgeries and procedures, home health services, and services of doctors and other professionals. Insurance, managed care, or public health care programs pay most of these costs if you are covered by such a [...]
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Hearing the news you or a loved one has cancer can stir a range of emotional responses. While some people feel shock, disbelief and anger, others may experience sadness, fear and a sense of loss. Cancer support groups are designed to help people cope with all aspects of cancer diagnosis by providing a safe environment [...]
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. In fact, most of the white blood cells that lead the immune system’s response are neutrophils. There are four other types of white blood cells. Neutrophils are the most plentiful type, making up 55—70% of your white blood cells. White blood cells, also called leukocytes, are a [...]
Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps heal damaged tissues and resolve infections. Neutrophil blood levels increase naturally in response to infections, injuries, and other types of stress. They may decrease in response to severe or chronic infections, drug treatments, and genetic conditions. Neutrophils help prevent infections by blocking, disabling, digesting, or [...]
Many people with cancer may experience fear, anger, or sadness. Most family members and friends want to offer their help and support, but discussing cancer with someone who has never had the disease can be difficult. Support groups are a good place to connect with other people coping with cancer. Connecting with a survivor of the [...]
Grilled meat is a big part of summer in the United States. Cookouts and family barbecues serve up hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, and chicken for the perfect weekend summer meal. For years, there has been controversy over whether grilled red meat and chicken could cause cancer. This subject has been circulated online as being true and false, [...]
After someone is diagnosed with bladder cancer, doctors will try to figure out if it has spread, and if so, how far. This process is called staging. The stage of a cancer describes the extent (amount) of cancer in the body. It helps determine how serious the cancer is and how best to treat it. The [...]
As any family caregiver will tell you, caregiving is hard. In addition to the stress involved, family caregivers often take a financial hit. But there are ways to get a hand paying for the care you provide, including some new ones created because of the pandemic. In the recent Caregiving in the United States 2020 [...]
Lifestyle changes often follow a cancer diagnosis, both during treatment and after. Eating well is often the first step, and there is good reason for it. A healthy diet can help prolong life for cancer patients and cancer survivors. Cancer researchers gathered the latest research of the top five most popular diets today that include [...]
A counselor can be a great help when you are adjusting to a cancer diagnosis. Face-to-face or telephone counseling provides a safe space to share strong emotions and examine ways to overcome challenges. Learn new ways to cope with cancer A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and the days following can be thrown into chaos. [...]