Monthly Archives: October 2012

A cancer diagnosis in the C-suite

Cancer affects all people-young and old, male and female, all races, religions and creeds. So, it comes as no surprise that some U.S. executives at the helm of major organizations have been diagnosed and treated for cancer while managing their … Continue reading

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What the heck is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia (n):  Dry mouth.  Occurs when the salivary glands do not make enough saliva (spit) to keep the mouth moist.  Xerostomia or dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of cancer treatments, especially head and neck radiation.  Because saliva is … Continue reading

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Realizing the importance of psychosocial care for cancer patients

by Melanie Sarver of the Cancer Support Community Young Leadership Council It wasn’t until my first Red Ball that I realized that psychosocial care for cancer patients was “a thing.”  On October 19, 2012, I will attend my fourth Cancer … Continue reading

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Being there for breast cancer

by Hannah Leatherbury, Education Contributor The first time I remember hearing the word “cancer,” I was in elementary school. My dad was talking to his sister on the phone and his voice changed when he said the word. As a … Continue reading

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