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Navigating Scanxiety: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

By Zach NortonImage by fizkes on Shutterstock Scanxiety is the apprehension or fear cancer patients may feel surrounding medical scans. It can occur with the thought of a scan, the anticipation before getting a scan, undergoing the scan itself, right after a scan, and waiting for scan results. No one likes experiencing anxiety or worry,…

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How You Can Address the Common Signs of Caregiver Stress

By Rose JacksonImage via Pexels In the United States, there were over 53 million informal caregivers in 2020, each facing their unique challenges and struggles. Caring for a loved one facing an illness is often seen as a noble and commendable task, but its long-term impacts on caregivers are often overlooked. Strains on mental health have become…

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The Kidney Cancer Educational Symposium presented by JNF

By Linda Borgstede   In November, the Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation brought its first annual in-person, regional symposium to Atlanta, GA, with the title, “Celebrating Hope.”    By definition, a symposium is a presentation of the newest information and research – on kidney cancer, in this instance.  The fact that 16 doctors and associates…

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Who was Judy Nicholson

By Linda Borgstede Today the kidney cancer foundation bearing her name is international in its reach supporting patients, families and caregivers with the latest education and support. In Jacksonville, Fl. In 2007, there was no such source for those receiving a kidney cancer diagnosis.  There was no local support group. Research was poorly funded. Christmas…

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Why Specialist Physicians Should Consider Remote Care

By Rose Jackson Image via Pexels When the Covid-19 virus first spread through the world, the immediate answer was to lock down and prevent people from leaving their homes to stop the spread of the virus. However, this also presented a problem – especially for those needing regular health check-ups. This was remedied by physicians…

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