Oncology

7 Self-Checks to Test Your Health at Home

Author: Michele, Registered Nurse  Regular checkups are an important way to monitor your health. It’s a good idea for you to become familiar with your body so you can detect changes. Self-exams can help you become aware of potential health problems and work with your doctor to prevent them from worsening. Here are seven self-checks…

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Understanding Your Myelofibrosis Diagnosis

Author: Jill Allard, Oncology Center of Excellence Clinical Pharmacist  The American Society of Hematology recognizes three main types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Within those three categories, there are many blood cancers distinguished by specific characteristics. Primary myelofibrosis (MF), a rare bone marrow cancer, is a type of leukemia. As the lead pharmacist…

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Shedding Light on Light Sensitivity

Author: Connie Kerkhove, Clinical Pharmacist  The hot summer sun can feel like enemy number one for people with light sensitivity. Light sensitivity can change the way you perform day-to-day activities, especially in the summertime. People taking certain medications and people who have chronic health conditions may be more sensitive to light. Learn more about photosensitivity…

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Taking Medications that can Affect Your Immune System

Author: Michele Martindale  Sometimes the medications that heal patients also increase their chances of getting sick. Transplant recipients and people with HIV, rheumatoid arthritis or cancer are some of the patients at Amber Pharmacy who take medications that can weaken their immune system and increase their risk of infection. It’s important for both patients and…

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Pancreatic Cancer | Facts & Figures

Amber Pharmacy’s Oncology Center of Excellence is a dedicated team that provides consistent and exceptional care and clinical expertise for all patients and caregivers dealing with cancer and cancer-related concerns.

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Colorful Foods May Lower Cancer Risk

By: Megan Hall, Registered Dietitian Nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though there is no magical food that prevents cancer, a healthy, low-fat diet can help reduce certain risk factors. The good news is that there…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Self-Awareness Is Key

By: Jill Raybourn, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Sadly, breast cancer has touched almost all of our lives in some way. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, with one in eight women in the U.S. being diagnosed in her lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Now that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

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