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Posted: Jan 15, 2019

Prescribing Canine Cuddles – Care Beyond Treatment

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: Nov 13, 2018

Robotic Surgery for Lung Cancer ~ Ask an Expert

With Sarasota Memorial Thoracic Surgeon Paul Vesco, MD

For some diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer, surgical treatment is the first course of action. Learn about robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery options for treating lung cancer and other thoracic conditions in this Ask An Expert Q&A with Sarasota Memorial thoracic surgeon Paul Vesco, 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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Posted: Oct 9, 2018

How to Help a Loved One with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

When someone you care about is living with cancer, it’s natural to want to help and support them. But unless you’ve traveled that road yourself, you may be unsure how to help—or even what to say. Here are some ways you can help and be there for your loved one dealing with cancer.

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