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Blog Posts in January, 2015

Where Can You Find Reliable Cancer Information?

Cancer patients must make many difficult decisions, such as which treatments to choose and how to support their general health. Making informed decisions for cancer care requires reliable cancer ...
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Why You Should Not Wait to Address GERD Symptoms

It’s normal to suffer from heartburn on an occasional basis. However, if you experience frequent heartburn, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition characterized by ...
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Getting to Know the Cancer Physician Team at West Hills Hospital

The team of specialists at Cancer Care at West Hills Hospital understands the difficulty cancer patients and their families face when trying to coordinate care and arrange visits to multiple ...
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What Is Lymphedema and How Is It Treated?

As part of your cancer care plan, your oncologist may advise the surgical removal of lymph nodes. This can lead to lymphedema, which refers to swelling of the arms or legs. Although lymphedema has no ...
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How Older Adults Can Prevent Burn Injuries

Senior citizens are particularly prone to suffering burns in the kitchen. This is often because of impaired eyesight and mobility, and decreased sensation. To prevent burns related to meal preparation ...
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How Hyperbaric Medicine Improves Outcomes in Burn Treatment

Hyperbaric medicine is an FDA-approved treatment that facilitates the body’s ability to heal itself. This type of treatment is frequently used in burn centers and for patients who have suffered ...
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Are You at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

When cancer cells grow in the colon or rectum, it is referred to as colorectal cancer. Cancer cells may also enter the bloodstream, which enables them to spread to other areas. Colorectal cancer is ...
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