by Suhana de Leon-Sanchez, RN, NP-BC, CTTS, and Jamie Ostroff, PhD
Although most people know that smoking is the most preventable cause of illness in the United States, there is considerably less awareness about the risks of continued smoking and the benefits of quitting for those diagnosed with cancer. Many smokers assume that quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis won’t really make a difference. “Why bother? I already have cancer,” they say. “After all, the damage is done, right?” Wrong.
by Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT
As if hearing the words “you have cancer” isn’t difficult enough, it can be even more distressing to discover that the very treatments used to save your life may cause you pain, fatigue and weakness, sapping you of the energy needed to enjoy the very life you are fighting to save. But there is promising news – cancer rehabilitation can help.
by Jeanne Erickson, PhD
Imagine waking from a restful night of sleep feeling refreshed, reju- venated, and ready to start the day. If you’ve spent countless restless nights tossing and turning, this may seem like an unattainable luxury. But it doesn’t have to be.
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