TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10

TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Cancer Center Profile
The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is 1 of 41 cancer centers in the United States to receive the National Cancer Institute’s designation as a comprehensive cancer center, and it is the only such center based in the state of Florida.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It started in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day and expanded as the lung cancer community grew and awareness of the disease increased.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Supportive Care
Camp Bluebird—is it a special place or a special program or is it just that special feeling you have after you’ve been there? Can you explain Camp Bluebird to others, or do you just have to experience it firsthand? Is it like the camps that we remember as children, rustic and full of splinters, or is it butterflies and fireflies? It is all of these things and more.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Genetic Counseling
In 2013 it is estimated that there will be 228,190 new cases and 159,480 deaths due to lung cancer in the United States, making it the leading cause of cancer-related death.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Noteworthy Numbers
Throughout the year, many organizations promote breast cancer awareness. Healthcare professionals, public service groups, and government agencies work diligently to provide education and information about the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013
According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of cancer survivors in the United States increased to 11.7 million in 2007—this compares to 3 million cancer survivors in 1971 and 9.8 million in 2001.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013
The following articles are headlines appearing in the news on the topic of breast cancer.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Supportive Care
Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is underrecognized and underreported in patients with advanced lung cancer receiving routine clinical care...
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Supportive Care
Dyspnea is the most prevalent symptom in patients with cancer, occurring in 22% to 55% of all affected individuals, and up to 79% at the end of life.
TON - November 2013 Vol 6 No 10 published on November 24, 2013 in Breast Cancer
Breast cancer survivors who suffer from depression can safely take both tamoxifen and a concomitant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, according to a large population-based observational study presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.
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