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Posted: Mar 12, 2019

Pancreatic Cancer Advances Offer New Hope

About 53,000 cases of pancreatic cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year — 80 percent of those will be advanced stage. Though these statistics are sobering, advances in research, treatment and diagnostics are extending the lives of those managing the disease.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2019

Tuning in to the Healing Power of Music

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Music is a powerful medium that crosses all boundaries to move us in infinite ways and to connect us, with each other and with ourselves. Whether it’s lyrical or instrumental, heard or felt, live or a recording, music is a universal language and an instrument of healing. Find out how therapeutic music and Music Therapy are helping patients and caregivers.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Prescribing Canine Cuddles – Care Beyond Treatment

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

Whether you have a pet at home or have been “prescribed” fur therapy as part of a medical care plan, spending time with animals can be invaluable to your overall health and can support healing in ways that medicine cannot. Find out what animal-assisted therapy is and how it can benefit recovery, rehabilitation and wellness.

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Posted: Nov 27, 2018

Immunotherapy for Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD

Though it has become an integral part of cancer treatment for some types of cancer, immunotherapy continues to evolve. To learn more about it, we asked an expert: Medical Oncologist Scott Lunin, MD. 

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening ~ Ask An Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., and it often has no symptoms until it has spread. With screening, it can be detected at early stages, before symptoms present and when it is most treatable. In this Ask An Expert Q&A, Radiologist Heitor Okanobo, MD, explains lung cancer screening and why it's a game changer for those at high risk of developing lung cancer.

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