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Connecting over cancer: Cries, laughs at nonprofit’s Bed-In fundraiser
09-08-2023 7:34 PM


HADLEY — Radio personality Christopher “Monte” Belmonte may have passed the torch of running the annual Cancer Connection Bed-In, but he couldn’t resist making a splash during Tara Brewster’s first turn anchoring the fundraiser on Friday.While...

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Researchers at UMass find anti-tumor therapy could treat Lyme disease
08-04-2023 4:23 PM


AMHERST — Medication used to halt the growth of cancer cells might one day become an effective treatment for Lyme disease, according to a new study led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst team at the New England Regional Center of Vector-Borne...

The water cure: Storytelling event in Northampton will examine how cancer survivors move beyond the disease, including competitive rowing
02-03-2023 4:57 PM


Story slams have become all the rage in the last couple of decades, an outgrowth of poetry slams in which competitors tell real-life tales instead of reciting verse. The topics vary, but the goal is the same: tell short, engaging and truthful...

Pink ribbons celebrate CDH’s new Breast Center
08-01-2017 12:54 PM


NORTHAMPTON — About 30 people “painted the path pink” Monday, tying baby pink ribbons around posts along Elm Street. Wearing everything from pink tie-dye shirts and socks to hats with pink ribbons, the group braved the heat and walked 1.4 miles from...

Firefighters confront cancer risks on the job
07-10-2017 2:08 PM


Retired Easthampton firefighter Bill Simmons lobbied Massachusetts legislators in the 1970s for policies to help colleagues exposed to carcinogens on the job. Some 25 years later, he got cancer.He battled the disease for four years and endured eight...

Massage as medicine: Therapists learn to tailor their touch to cancer patients’ needs
06-26-2017 11:24 PM


Masseuse Nanci Newton of Hadley places a folded towel under Sue Monahan’s shoulder as she prepares her client for a massage.“Are you comfortable? ...Say uncle if you need to,” she says as she begins to work her hands across Monahan’s back. Newton uses...

Cancer Questions: Searching for credible cancer information
06-05-2017 3:01 PM

By Dr. Wilson C. Mertens

Getting a diagnosis of cancer, with its emotional shock, is disempowering for patients. Frequently patients struggle for more information to try to establish a little more control over their situation.Today, compared to just a few years ago,...

St. Baldrick's gets a boost at Sunday fundraiser in Amherst
04-09-2017 10:29 PM


AMHERST — Anyone walking into Hangar Pub and Grill Sunday afternoon might not have immediately known there was a fundraiser for childhood cancer research going on.There was lots of beer, lots of appetizers, live music and raffle prizes. Why the large...

Managing cancer pain in the throes of the opioid crisis
01-03-2017 6:16 PM

By Dr. Wilson Mertens

Last month, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report on the substance addiction crisis. Similar to the 1964 version that raised the alarm on tobacco, it too did not reveal much new research but rather serves as a compilation of previous...

How to find holiday joy while coping with cancer
12-19-2016 4:00 PM

By Marlene Quinlan, LICSW

It’s that special time of year, and for many people who are managing to live their lives with a cancer diagnosis, the holidays may bring additional challenges. Yes, the season can be stressful, and, yes, cancer brings its own unique stressors.An...

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