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November 2017

Caregiving, holidays and the art of negotiation

Caregiving, holidays and the art of negotiation

Holidays and other big occasions come with traditions to uphold and expectations to meet. Cancer can change all of that — leaving you and your loved ones to negotiate what to do when what you want and what’s realistic aren’t the same. Talking about it is crucial, even though it may be uncomfortable.

How do I quit smoking? Create a plan to kick the habit

How do I quit smoking? Create a plan to kick the habit

So you're ready to give up smoking. Now what? Nurse practitioner Patricia Mallaber with Wilmot's Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program offers some tips.

Military experience shaped one veteran’s approach to life after a kidney cancer diagnosis

Military experience shaped one veteran’s approach to life after a kidney cancer diagnosis

For Larry Mastrella, serving in the Army during the Vietnam War provided the experience and outlook to have a persistent attitude. This shaped the attitude he would have when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer years later. 

After head and neck cancer, training for Thanksgiving

After head and neck cancer, training for Thanksgiving

When you’re learning to swallow again after treatment for head and neck cancer, preparing for Thanksgiving can be like training for a marathon. It can be physical, mental and intense, but absolutely worth the effort.

The Future of Esophageal Cancer: Clinical Trials at Wilmot Attempt to Improve Treatments

The Future of Esophageal Cancer: Clinical Trials at Wilmot Attempt to Improve Treatments

Researchers at Wilmot Cancer Institute are working to improve treatment for esophageal cancer, a disease that affects 17,000 Americans each year. Often diagnosed after the cancer has spread, the disease has a low five-year survival rate.