A cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can be very stressful for patients and their loved ones. While there is currently no definitive proof that stress causes cancer, research has shown that chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, depress the immune system, and increase the chance of developing colds and infections. Any of those conditions can cause serious health problems while a patient is undergoing treatment. That’s one reason it’s important for you to talk with your medical team about how you’re coping emotionally.
The mouth (oral cavity) is one of the most easily accessible regions in our body. Yet sadly, oral and head and neck cancers referred to as squamous cell carcinomas are often detected in the advanced stages.
Each year, more than 30,000 people in the United States receive an organ transplant. If you or a loved one received a transplant, you know that you must be vigilant and watch for symptoms of organ rejection or organ failure.
In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese stem cell researcher, made a groundbreaking discovery that would win him the Nobel Prize. Yamanaka discovered a new way to turn adult, dividing cells into pluripotent stem cells.
As a nursing student at Jamestown Community College, Michaela Pastorius was assigned to take a lecture class on spirituality. "At the time, I didn't understand, and it all went right over my head,” she says.