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Treating Cancer in Older Adults

by Hyman B. Muss, MD

“I didn’t know older people got cancer.” I hear this frequently from newly diagnosed older adults, who are often surprised to find out that the risk of getting cancer rises dramatically with age. But the fact of the matter is that, thanks to improvements in healthcare, people are living longer, resulting in an increasingly larger population of older Americans and, subsequently, an ever-growing number of older adult cancer survivors.

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Questions and Answers about Lymphedema

by Stanley G. Rockson, MD, FACP, FACC

Lymphedema is the accumulation of a protein-rich body fluid called lymph, typically in one part of the body, when the lymphatic system for fluid transport is damaged. For example, if lymph nodes are removed from the armpit region during breast cancer treatment, lymphedema can occur in that arm.

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When Cancer Pain and Chronic Pain Coexist

by Pamela J. Haylock, PhD, RN, FAN, and Carol P. Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC

If you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with cancer pain in addition to chronic pain, here are some things you should know.

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