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Chemo Care Packages for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Dr. Svahn’s breast cancer patients have been given a wonderful gift thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of two sisters, Whitney and Zoe Ramia. Both sister’s have attended Northgate High School in Walnut Creek where the senior project inspired an opportunity to give a little comfort to individuals beginning breast cancer treatment. In 2010 their mother… read more

Referrals for a Therapist for Cancer Survivors

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Even just several therapy sessions, also known as short term therapy,  can make a lasting impact in an individuals life. While family, friend and support groups are important, sometimes seeing a professional is one more extra step that can make a world of difference. While individuals diagnosed with cancer may benefit from a counseling session,… read more

Cancer and Art Therapy

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Did you know that when therapists meet with individuals with cancer, they frequently suggest participating in Creative Arts Therapy? Cancer and art therapy ranges from writing, 3D arts, drama, painting, drawing and dance. According to therapists, these creative outlets can help to reduce anxiety, stress and depression by creating an outlet to express their emotions. In… read more

Wigs & Prosthesis in the San Francisco Bay Area

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Are you looking for a way to cope with the appearance related side effects of cancer and cancer treatment? Hair loss, surgery and changes in skin and nails can be an added stress for patients. In the San Francisco Bay Area there are many stores and some free resources, where you can obtain wigs and prosthetics. Many… read more

A Little Known Secret

Posted on: February 1, 2016

It is hard to describe the physical and emotional stress people feel when dealing with cancer.  Whether it is a patient, spouse, family member or friend, everyone can benefit from psychosocial support, but not all have the resources to pay for this valuable service.  I would like to tell you about  an invaluable resource called… read more

5 Ways to Fight Cancer Fatigue

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Cancer fatigue is described as feeling tired, weak or exhausted as a result of cancer or cancer treatment. There are many factors attributed to cancer fatigue such as, the cancer itself, chemotherapy, or side effects of treatment such as anemia, pain, hormone changes, and other medications. Cancer fatigue can linger after treatment is completed for… read more