Tag Archives: survivorship

Navigating through a cancer diagnosis

BY AMBER SMITH While each person’s cancer journey is unique, patients are likely to encounter similar  services and treatment options along the way. Holly Briere, a nurse navigator specializing in cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, guides us through what the experience … Continue reading

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Should you see an oncologist? If you have a cancer diagnosis, the answer is probably yes

BY AMBER SMITH In modern American health care, it’s your primary care doctor who oversees your medical care. He or she keeps track of your health, fielding your questions and concerns, referring you to specialists when appropriate. Your primary care … Continue reading

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