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Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer: Infographic

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Chemotherapy Side Effects Resources Cancer survivorship is impacted by side effects of treatment.  Survivorship health information abounds on Medivizor:  from the post on neuropathy to the new guidelines that have been created for physicians to care for the side effects for breast cancer survivors.   In addition,  the Medivizor Library provides a...

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After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

When you’re 8 years old, jumping rope, playing dolls, swinging on swing sets and doing homework are girlhood pursuits.  Discovering  “Lumpy Luey” in your left chest wall isn’t. In 1978, Stephanie Dodds’ way of  coping with the diagnosis of Ewing Sarcoma was to give it a name and focus on “getting rid of it.”...

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Oncology Basics 2016: The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Oncology Basics 2016:  The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

Oncology Basics 2016 continues with a look at the immune system and immunotherapy.  As described in a previous post, one of the regulators of cell division and proliferation is the immune system.  Harnessing the power of the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells is a promising area of oncology research. Immune System Cells Below is a graphic to...

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Oncology Basics 2016: Genes and Cancer Treatment

Oncology Basics 2016: Genes and Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

In Oncology Basics 2016 part 1, we examined the elegance of the cells that make up our body.  In Oncology Basics 2016 part 2, we explored what holds the instructions for life–DNA–and the special processes of self-replication and transcription that are used to pass on and translate those instructions.  Now we will try to connect the...

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Oncology Basics 2016: DNA

Oncology Basics 2016: DNA

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

The Central Dogma of Biology Doesn’t the title above sound imposing? Yet this central idea has moved biological science forward over the last 60 plus years. What we know about cells, genetics and cancer today relies on this “Dogma”: DNA carries our hereditary information and transfers that information in a process called transcription. In...

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Oncology Basics 2016: Understanding Cells

Oncology Basics 2016: Understanding Cells

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

We are made of elegant, interacting, dynamic structures called cells.  The best estimate is that there are around 32 trillion cells in the human body.   Today 5th graders begin to learn about cells and cell biology.  But for the rest of us, who may be a bit rusty, or who aren’t as caught up with all the advances that have occurred in understanding...

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Oncology Basics 2016

Oncology Basics 2016

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 4 comments

“Nixon asked, ‘Doctor, what do you consider the most pressing problem that medicine has today?’…My answer was simple: ‘Cancer.’ He said, ‘I’m amazed. Why do you say that?’ My reply was, ‘I think every physician who is dedicated and sincere never goes on the floor of a hospital where he has...

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Infographic: Importance of Obesity and Cancer

Infographic:  Importance of Obesity and Cancer

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a number of posts here on Medivizor we have described research on weight and cancer.  For example, we reviewed research on weight loss and patient survivorship  and physical activity and patient survivorship.  Here is an infographic by the American Institute for Cancer Research which provides some further information on the link between obesity and...

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Free Vacation For Adults Affected by Cancer

Free Vacation For Adults Affected by Cancer

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 25 comments

Stating the obvious: cancer takes an enormous toll on the sick individual and their family. Being stretched financially and every other way-emotionally, physically, spiritually and everything in between-may make the idea of a vacation a low priority. Yet downtime is important. But what if the vacation were free? There are organizations that have made it...

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How Do I Tell My Child I Have Cancer? 7 Insights From Parents

How Do I Tell My Child I Have Cancer?   7 Insights From Parents

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming.  So is the prospect of telling your children about a cancer diagnosis. Social media makes it possible for parents to share strategies and provide guidance to others facing this challenge.  Here are some insights. Insight 1:  Tell Your Children the News Parents protect. The natural inclination is to keep diagnoses of...

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What Moms with Cancer Need? Free Childcare to the Rescue

What Moms with Cancer Need? Free Childcare to the Rescue

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 4 comments

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”  ~Dalai Lama In 2008, Audrey Guth, mother and president of Diamond Personnel, a nanny placement agency in Toronto Canada, arrived at the hospital for breast cancer chemotherapy.  She saw mothers receiving chemotherapy infusions holding “really young...

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