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Four steps to resuming a healthy sex life after cancer

Four steps to resuming a healthy sex life after cancer

A healthy sex life can prove difficult – especially after cancer treatment. When it comes to healthy sexual relations, experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America are committed to helping patients deal with intimacy issues. And they say it comes down to these four...

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Think you know your age? Tiny chromosome tips may say otherwise

Think you know your age? Tiny chromosome tips may say otherwise

Aging may be part of life, but everyone ages differently based on a variety of different factors. For years, scientists have been studying the role these chromosome tips, called telomeres, influence the development of disease including cancer. “They protect cells and...

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Press Release: Kids Support Kamp       (Summer 2018)

Press Release: Kids Support Kamp (Summer 2018)

MEDIA CONTACT: MCKENZIE SIMMONS CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY ARIZONA 602-712-1006 MSIMMONS@CSCAZ.ORG   For Immediate Release FREE Camp for Kids Impacted by Cancer PHOENIX, Ariz. (Saturday, June 23, 2018) - Cancer Support Community Arizona is holding a free camp for...

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My Cancer Roller Coaster

My Cancer Roller Coaster

Dear Cancer Support Community Arizona Family, My name is Duane and I’m living with Multiple Myeloma. My story is a ‘roller coaster’ journey and I’m going to share it with you. Myeloma is an incurable and rare cancer that started in the plasma cells of my bone marrow....

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Ten questions to ask your doctor

Ten questions to ask your doctor

When diagnosed with cancer, you may think to ask the more obvious question such as what treatment options are available, or what side effects may come with them. But what about those questions you may not think to ask. A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and...

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Why do I have a gastroenterologist on my cancer care team?

Why do I have a gastroenterologist on my cancer care team?

Why would a breast cancer patient, for instance, have a gastroenterologist on her care team? Experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say gastroenterologists may help medical oncologists diagnose and stage tumors or search for metastatic disease. They may help...

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Navigating healthy choices at the grocery store

Navigating healthy choices at the grocery store

Grocery store shopping can be overwhelming for anyone. When you’re a cancer patient, it can be especially daunting – with so many other competing priorities. Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers some tips to tackling the market because choosing the best foods is...

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Arcelia Finds Hope after the Loss of her Only Child

Arcelia Finds Hope after the Loss of her Only Child

We’re honored to share Arcelia’s story as a cancer survivor and caregiver to her son who lost his battle to cancer at the young age of 32.    The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, regardless of the...

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The First Annual Harold H. Benjamin Award goes to…

The First Annual Harold H. Benjamin Award goes to…

Bill Quigg! Bill Quigg has been involved with Cancer Support Community for almost as long as we have been open and remains a faithful Outreach Ambassador and Donor. He received the First Harold H. Benjamin Integrity in Leadership Award in honor of our Founder Harold...

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2018 Porch Party Press Release

2018 Porch Party Press Release

Media Contact: McKenzie Simmons Cancer Support Community Arizona 602-712-1006 msimmons@cscaz.org     For Immediate Release 15th Annual Porch Party Launches Cancer Support Community Arizona into 2018!   PHOENIX, Ariz. (Wednesday, April 25, 2018) – 250 guests...

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What I Wish I Knew: Advice From Cancer Patients

What I Wish I Knew: Advice From Cancer Patients

The first time you do anything, seeking advice from someone with experience helps. Cancer is no different. Hearing from someone who has gone through treatment may provide hope, and answer questions only someone who has been diagnosed would be able to answer. When...

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CTCA Opens Two New Outpatient Care Centers in the Valley

CTCA Opens Two New Outpatient Care Centers in the Valley

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has opened two new Outpatient Care Centers in the Valley, giving more patients more access to the same personalized, whole-person care with a team of medical experts who focus only on cancer. As of April 1, 2018, CTCA is also a...

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Seven Questions You Should Ask Before a Colonoscopy

Seven Questions You Should Ask Before a Colonoscopy

Getting any type of medical procedure can make you nervous, which is why you should know all the answers to your questions before you go. But what if you don’t know which questions to ask? Many cancer patients will be asked to get a colonoscopy as a preventative...

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Immune System + Cancer = Complicated

Immune System + Cancer = Complicated

“We have an immune system that is designed to recognize native and non-native cells that can harm us. The problem is, it doesn’t always work. Other times, it works against us,” says Stephen Lynch, MD, Primary Care and Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of...

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Dale’s Journey of Strength and Community

Dale’s Journey of Strength and Community

This month we recognize Dale and her story as an Ovarian Cancer survivor but also her role as a Cancer Support Community Arizona volunteer.  The journey from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond can be filled with difficulty, frustration and pain, no matter what stage...

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5 Things to Know Before You’re Discharged

5 Things to Know Before You’re Discharged

If you’ve spend several days overnight in a hospital, getting the go-ahead from your medical team may come with excitement to go home coupled with the concern of not having your medical team readily available. So what can patients do to ease their minds before heading...

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Could the Stress from a Cancer Diagnosis Amount to PTSD?

Could the Stress from a Cancer Diagnosis Amount to PTSD?

A cancer diagnosis is certainly life-changing for anyone. As with any life-changing event, you may experience stress and anxiety, but could all those feelings from a cancer diagnosis eventually amount to the levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? For some...

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New Surgical Approach May Speed Recovery for Patients

New Surgical Approach May Speed Recovery for Patients

One of the most common questions when a patient is told they may need to undergo surgery is, “How quickly will I be back on my feet and back to my normal activities?” After many surgeries, patients are encouraged to stay away from regular activity for some time after...

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. In honor of the survivors, family, and friends impacted by Multiple Myeloma, we embrace the opportunity to draw attention to this challenging journey, share knowledge and words of hope and wisdom from our...

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Passion Behind the Practice

Passion Behind the Practice

Passion may have many definitions. So how it it defined by doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America? For some, it’s a personal story that lead them down their path. For others, it’s the simple human concept of compassion. For all – their passion impacts the way...

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Clinical Trials: What Are They and Who Qualifies?

Clinical Trials: What Are They and Who Qualifies?

Cancer patients may have many treatment options, but for some, traditional treatments may not be effective. What’s next? Clinical trials may be the answer. Doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America say clinical trials are a way to find the next innovative...

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Getting Back Her Femininity: Body Image After Breast Cancer

Getting Back Her Femininity: Body Image After Breast Cancer

Beating a cancer diagnosis may seem like the end of that journey, but that’s not exactly the case. As breast cancer survivor Wendy Waller explains it, “the aftereffects stay with you a long time, I feel like my journey is not complete yet.” Dr. Randall Craft, Plastic...

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Yoga Sleep Study

Yoga Sleep Study

We've always known that saying active helps our members get and stay healthy. Those on their cancer journey often report stress and anxiety along with their known side effects of treatment. With our Yoga classes every Tuesday, participants have a chance to take part...

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Cancer Isn’t Easy; Integrative Care Can Help

Cancer Isn’t Easy; Integrative Care Can Help

Fighting cancer can take a lot out of patients, but they may not initially realize how much the side effects of traditional treatment can impact their treatment plan. What if there was a place where traditional treatments were combined with helping patients with those...

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