Anchorage News

Radiation treatment for colorectal cancer

Doctor patient treatment March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month! Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary so we’ve outlined a few details to help you understand the role that radiation therapy plays in the treatment of colorectal cancers and a little more information about what treatment at AVRTC is like.

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4 fun, low-impact activities to brighten your spring

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There may still be snow on the ground, but the days are quickly getting longer, which means spring is right around the corner. Don’t allow treatment to stop you from getting out and being active. Not only will it get your heart pumping, it can increases your energy level. Here’s a look at some low-impact ways you can get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring.

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Sharing your cancer diagnosis with friends and family

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy and everyone will process it in their own way. You may find you want to take it in and fully deal with it yourself before you share it with anyone or you might turn to your people immediately so they can help you work through your emotions. It’s important for you to remember that no matter what you read in books, see in movies or hear from people who have been there, you are allowed to process the information however you see fit.

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6 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day during treatment

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Going through cancer treatment is no easy feat – you are sure to have good days and bad days. It also affects your loved ones. Oftentimes, couples find themselves spending more time together at appointments and the hospital than doing things they enjoy. This Valentine’s Day, reignite the flame and restore the passion!

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Anchorage is getting “Down There” aware, you should too

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Each year during the first weekend of February, Let Every Woman Know – Alaska hosts a weekend of great events in Anchorage. The gynecologic cancer awareness and arts of healing weekend aims to raise awareness about the cancers that are hard to talk about and bring together a community of men and women who have been touched by those cancers. If you haven’t already saved the date for Feb. 1-3, here is why you should.

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