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Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 3, 2014 7:17 AM
A nurse I talked to said that one patients stuck out to her the most. She was 19 years old, diagnosed with leukemia. She took the roll of playing the mother figure in this patients life. When the girl passed the nurse went to the funeral and that was the last funeral she ever attended for a patient, she used to attend them all. The connection she made with the patient made such an impact on her life, she could not attend the funeral services anymore of the patients because it was too unbearable.
Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 3, 2014 7:23 AM
Because these patients are battling cancer, they tend to be in the hospital for a long period of time; much longer than normal patients would stay in a hospital. Seeing the same patients everyday brings you especially close to the patients. You get to learn about their lives and their family and what makes them happy/sad ect. Cancer patients are probably the sickest patients you will ever meet and also some of the sweetest. It has been said that you literally get attached to your patients.
Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 4, 2014 12:19 PM
When cancer patients pass it's like the nurses are losing apart of their family. They see these people every day and it plays a toll on them to lose people they have become so close to
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A UVA Cancer Nurse's Story - YouTube

A UVA Cancer Center RN talks about her patients, her work and how a post-it note brightened her day.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 25, 2014 9:42 PM
An oncology nurse had a patient and her husband who would come in everyday after treatment for hugs and chit chat everyday, the husband asked for a post it note writing you are the greatest, keep up you're awesomeness, and told her if theres ever a day where she doesn't think she is making a difference, to look at the post it note and realize how big of a difference she made in their lives.
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What Causes Cancer? - YouTube

Global and personal approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, based on the known science, discussed by Laura Rozek, Ph.D., assistant professor of enviro...
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 11, 2014 12:44 PM
If you are able to keep yourself under control weight wise, and health wise you are much more likely to avoid getting cancer. It seems like so many people are diagnosed, because they are, but there are many ways to higher your chances of preventing the disease.
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5 Weird Things You Won’t Believe Could Cause Cancer

5 Weird Things You Won’t Believe Could Cause Cancer | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 6, 2014 12:29 PM
Eating a well-done steak can actually be linked to cancer. You're 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with "aggressive" prostate cancer if you're eating your meat well done. Sleeping with your lights on can increase your risk of getting breast cancer. Your body releases a chemical called melatonin in the middle of the night while your sleeping, if the lights are on the melatonin will not release and can put you at risk for getting cancer. Milk that comes from a cow can contain a lot of estrogen, especially a pregnant cow and can cause hormone-dependent cancer for example breast cancer or prostate cancer.
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Cancer - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health

Cancer - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 5, 2014 12:33 PM
Sometimes being exposed to environmental toxins can also be a cause of cancer. These would include certain poisonous mushrooms, and a type of poison that grows on peanut plants. The most common known death related cancer is lung cancer. The most common cancers amongst men in the United States is Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Colon Cancer. While the three leading cancers amongst women in the United States are Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, and Lung Cancer. There are other forms of cancer though affecting many Americans and these include brain cancer, cervical cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, kidney cancer, leukemia, liver cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, and thyroid cancer.
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Tanning Beds: WHO Issues Official Warning - SkinCancer.org

Tanning Beds: WHO Issues Official Warning - SkinCancer.org | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
In July, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a working group of the World Health Organization, added ultraviolet (UV) radiation-emitting tanning devices - tanning beds and lamps - to the list of the most dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation. It joins an assembly of hazardous substances including plutonium and certain types of radium, as well as radiation from the sun.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 4, 2014 12:40 PM
Tanning beds and lamps cause radiation and have become known as one of the most dangerous causes of cancer. People who use a tanning bed before the age of 30 increase their chance of getting melanoma by 75% which is the most deadliest form of cancer. Just this year, professionals estimate melanoma will kill 8,650 this year alone.
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What Is Cancer? What Causes Cancer?

What Is Cancer? What Causes Cancer? | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Learn about the causes of cancer plus diagnosis and treatment options
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 3, 2014 12:51 PM
Cancer is when the cells causing this disease are growing out of control. There are over 100 different known types of cancer. Malignant tumors are potentially one of the most dangerous types, where the cancer cells can make its way through your blood stream or lymph systems and can harm or kill the healthy tissue in your body, or a process called angiogenesis can happen where the cancer cell may split and then grow separately. Depending on a persons adhesion properties, cancer can spread through some people's bodies more easily than others. Cancer ultimately occurs when a cell continuously grows uncontrollably and does not die.
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Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology - You're Beautiful - YouTube

Patients, families and staff at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Division of Pediatric Oncology sing along to the song, "What Makes You Beautiful" by...
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, April 3, 2014 12:46 PM
As a role of nurses, they also work hard to take the patients mind off of the disease and being diagnosed, so they have fun activities such as shooting movie videos to keep them happy and positive because they don't have a lot of positive vibes in their lives.
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We Love Oncology Nursing! - YouTube

why lending and college years presented, by the nurses at methodist hospital houston texas outpatient using crack outlining oncology nurse because of the gre...
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 25, 2014 9:35 PM
Oncology nurses share why they love doing what they do, and they all mention their love for the patients they are taking care of. They are able to be there through their bad times as well as their good times and over time the patients and their families become family to you. They may only spend a couple weeks with them, or possibly a couple years but each patient has a special place in their hearts and are never forgotten. Some nurses feel as if they are doing God's work by caring for these patients and feel rewarded for doing this job. Their main reason for doing this job is because they care for their patients.
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5 Surprising Things That Cause Cancer

5 Surprising Things That Cause Cancer | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Smoking, obesity, and unhealthy diets are the biggest risk factors for cancer. But a range of other little-known factors you may not know about can also lead to deadly cancer.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 6, 2014 12:39 PM
Surprisingly, one thing that has been linked to cancer is working the night shift, women have an increased risk of breast cancer and men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Also, lung, colon, bladder, and pancreas cancer have been linked to people working the night shift because of the release of melatonin in their bodies. Women who are taking birth control are more likely to have breast cancer, but overtime once they stop taking their pill, their risk seems to go back to normal. Risky sex can lead to cervical cancers, or cancers in your genitals, along with your mouth and throat.
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13 everyday ways to avoid cancer

13 everyday ways to avoid cancer | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Diet, exercise and avoiding of tobacco products are a given,  but recent research has revealed many small, surprising ways you can weave more disease prevention into everyday life.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 5, 2014 12:47 PM
They say that over 70% of cancers can be avoided. Your risk to get cancer can decrease by filtering your tap water, stop topping your tank (after your gas has stopped filling, adding extra gas to the tank can be released into the air allowing you to breathe it in) have caffeine every day, (5 or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day can reduce your risk of brain cancer by 40%) drinking a lot of water can reduce your risk of getting bladder cancer by lessening the cancer causing agents in your urine, eating the darkest colored vegetables containing magnesium and lowest risk of colon cancer, eating brazil nuts, exercising regularly and staying healthy, keep your head off your cell phone (studies are leaning towards cause of cancer) avoiding dry cleaners due to a solvent called perc causing liver and kidney cancers also leukemia, wearing the colors red and blue outdoors have been linked to protecting the human body from UV rays better than any other colors
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Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods - never eat these again!

Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods - never eat these again! | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods - never eat these again!
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 4, 2014 12:50 PM
Not everything causes cancer but there are certain foods that can cause cancer. These foods include processed meats, microwave popcorn, soda pop, diet foods/beverages, refined sugars, conventional apples and grapes, farmed salmon, and hydrogenated oils.
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Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, Statistics, Facts and Information - MedicineNet

Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, Statistics, Facts and Information - MedicineNet | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Read about cancer risk factors, such as age, family history, diet, alcohol and tobacco use, and exposure to sunlight, radiation, chemicals, viruses and bacteria.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 4, 2014 12:29 PM
Doctors are not sure why some people are diagnosed with cancer while others are not, but they have been able to narrow down some direct relations with being diagnosed. These include growing old, use of tobacco, sunlight, ionizing radiation, certain chemicals and other substances, some viruses and bacteria, certain hormones, family history of cancer, alcohol, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and being overweight. Many of these factors can be avoided.
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What causes cancer | American Cancer Society

What causes cancer | American Cancer Society | Oncology; Senior Research | Scoop.it
Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. In this section you can learn more about the known causes of cancer, including genetic factors; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain types of infections; and environmental exposures to different types of chemicals and radiation.
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Alyssa Rickard's comment, March 3, 2014 12:39 PM
Cancer is made up of various different diseases and is also one of the leading causes of death. Through research, professionals have been able to link cancer to genetics, tobacco, diet and physical activity, sun and UV exposure, radiation exposure, and other carcinogens.