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Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 8 comments

Called the “Emperor of All Maladies.” there’s little doubt that a cancer diagnosis throws life completely out of control.  Unfortunately, this chaos creates vulnerabilities that can and have been exploited.  It is tempting to believe the idea that if you control your thoughts and make them positive, you can control cancer. However...

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Burden of Bills: Living With Cancer in the US

Burden of Bills: Living With Cancer in the US

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

“I also know that the sooner I die, the more money my family will have.” ~from the post Why Advocate? by Lori Marx-Rubiner On hearing the word “cancer” from your physician, your first thoughts are naturally on treatment. In fact, your focus should be on treatment. Unfortunately and sometimes tragically, in the US finances need to be a top...

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

The Cancer Research Institute has created an infographic to explain cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is an incredible resource to treat cancer. Essentially, the immune system is activated and its ability to remove specific cancer cells is re-enabled. The infographic below explains the components of the immune system that are...

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Cancer Patient Resources: Free Air Travel

Cancer Patient Resources:  Free Air Travel

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

Cost Medical care for cancer is costly. In addition, there is the financial burden that patients and families face in getting to and from the best care–which may be located at medical centers far from home. The situation can seem overwhelming. Corporate Angel Network Into this dilemma, little known resources have arisen to meet this challenge. One of...

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What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 5 comments

Being a Spoonie You may not know it but if you are a patient with a chronic illness, you may be a spoonie. In 2010 Christine Miserandino wrote a post called The Spoon Theory. In the post, Christine describes explaining to her best friend what it really feels like to live with Lupus. She asks her friend to hold 12 spoons and tells her that the spoons are...

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Cancer connected to glucose and microenvironments?

Cancer connected to glucose and microenvironments?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Why does nature repeat the same forms over and over again?  This is a question that has driven Dr. Mina Bissell‘s cancer research. In a 2012  TED talk, Dr. Bissell spent 17 minutes summarizing decades of research–asking and answering unique questions that are toppling and evolving our understanding of cancer. Developmental Genetics Her talk...

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9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Infertility, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 3 comments

How do you share information with your doctor? This is a tough question. If you have had a bad experience or if you have been afraid to even broach something new with your doctor, this is the post for you. We asked two patient activists how they talk to their physicians and they provided us with tips that can help when sharing information. From Patient...

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On Being a Cancer Survivor: Patient Experience of Peripheral Neuropathy

On Being a Cancer Survivor: Patient Experience of Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 30 comments

Being Informed For Vilma Aleida, neuropathy was a surprise. “Neuropathy appeared in 2011 during my 7th chemo….That 7th chemo was the infusion of two treatments (taxotere and trastuzumab). The result send me to the ER, the pain was only relieved with morphine. After that, I have been living with neuropathy in my legs, from my knees down. I...

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Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Fatigue and Cancer Treatment You’ve finished treatment but you still feel fatigue.  Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatment that can continue after treatment.  It doesn’t seem logical but research indicates that physical activity can help. Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship The Centers for...

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The Complex Patient, Sepsis, and a Digital App

The Complex Patient, Sepsis, and a Digital App

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

(This post is by guest blogger Rann Patterson and contains her personal views and opinions). (Updated Jan 15, 2014: To correct error in identity of app highlighted). Cancer patients usually have lymph nodes removed during surgery. The lymphatic system can be thought of, by analogy, as a person’s “water system” and works in tandem with the...

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If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It? OR How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis

If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It?  OR How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Did you know… In a study conducted in 2012, 69% of patients diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and 81% of those diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer did not understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer? That a national survey showed physicians asked patients what they want in their care only ½ the time? That patients ask...

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A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

So often people who undergo chemotherapy hear something like this from their family, friends or other well-wishers, “Thank goodness that’s over, now you can get on with your life. You can get back to normal.” Although it’s true that chemotherapy is over, the road that the patient is on is not smooth. There are important changes that caregivers and...

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