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Allergy Season is coming

Allergy Season is coming up right in the middle of Flu season. Here are some tips from EverdayHealth.com on surviving this Allergy Season. Determine if it's really allergies. The sudden swing from cool to warm weather can make it hard to tell an allergic reaction from a cold or virus, particularly if you don't usually get seasonal [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Cancer News|Comments Off on Allergy Season is coming

Flu Prevention

Flu Season is in Full Force. Below are a few tips from the CDC to help us during these Vulnerable months! See us here at CHOA if you still need to get your flu shot.

By | February 2nd, 2018|Cancer News|Comments Off on Flu Prevention

7 Worthy Warriors

Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates is sponsoring 7 Worthy Warriors again this Holiday Season. We have selected 7 VERY deserving cancer patients & their families, to help with their Christmas this year. For some, this will be their last Christmas. A few patients are very young with small children. 100% of the gifts collected and proceeds [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on 7 Worthy Warriors

November- National Caregiver Month

November is National Caregiver Month! It is a time when we can recognize our caregivers and family members that go above and beyond for our Patients here at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates. Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to: Raise awareness of family caregiver issues Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on November- National Caregiver Month

Liver Cancer Awareness

October is also Liver Cancer Awareness! The American Cancer Society’s estimates for primary liver cancer and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States for 2017 are: About 40,710 new cases (29,200 in men and 11,510 in women) will be diagnosed About 28,920 people (19,610 men and 9,310 women) will die of these cancers Liver [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Liver Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are some common terms used with regards to the diagnosis is breast cancer. Benign: When something is not cancer. BRCA-1 and BRCA-2: These two types of breast cancer susceptibility genes usually "help protect you from getting cancer," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains. "But when [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a man’s blood. Another way to find prostate cancer early is the digital rectal exam (DRE), in which the doctor puts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel the prostate gland. Risk [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the opposite of "mind fullness." It's the ability to focus on exactly what is happening at the moment. Having cancer is STRESSFUL!! Empower yourself - take an active role in improving your health and well-being by have mindfulness and your cancer journey. Here are 10 different things to help you achieve Mindfulness are: 1. [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Mindfulness

Cancer Super Foods

Cancer Super foods Super foods are foods that have high nutritional values. These super foods can help you stay nourished during treatment! Yogurt Scientists have found that the active culture of bacteria in yogurt, which is called Lactobacillus, actually helps to fortify the immune system. Studies have shown that the use of yogurt in the [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Cancer Super Foods

Fatigue

Cancer Fatigue What is Cancer Related Fatigue? Cancer related fatigue (CRF- sometimes simply called “cancer fatigue”) is one of the most common side effects of cancers and its treatment. It is often described as “paralyzing.” Usually, it comes on suddenly, does not result from activity or exertion, and is not relieved by rest or sleep. [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Fatigue