Patient Shoshana Phillips started a non-profit organization to help other Native American cancer patients and their children cope with the diagnosis.
Screening patients for distress is as important as any other basic vital sign. It should be monitored at all points of care and should change according to what's happening in the lives of patients, their cancer and how they're responding to treatment. Distress screening is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons as well as the Institute of Medicine.
Apple iPads are the latest technology available to Cancer Center patients through the Sight and Sound Program, established in 2008 to provide relaxation and distraction to patients during treatments.
Unlocking the mysterious black squares
Making rehabilitation a part of cancer care and survivorship
Simple lifestyle changes that can help you prevent cancer
Both men and women may experience hot flashes and sweating from their cancer or cancer treatment. In people with cancer, hot flashes are most commonly associated with lower hormone levels from breast cancer or prostate cancer treatment.
Spring, 2013 Research Highlights