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Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

Marathons are grueling 26.2 mile treks.  The Boston Marathon is the oldest (started in 1897) and is one of the Marathon Majors (along with London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Chicago). Marathon Man Raising Money For LLS In 2001, at age 48,  family practitioner, Larry Saltzman ran his first marathon in Chicago.  That started a  13 marathon odyssey to...

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How to Smoothie!

How to Smoothie!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

This summer has been a challenge after a family member with celiac disease had a gluten exposure (Click here to read more about celiac disease). Gluten damages the small intestine villi (see 5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Small Intestines), which are essential for nutrition absorption.  For over a month, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting...

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Infographic on Cancer Immunotherapy

Infographic on Cancer Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Last summer we provided a series of posts on oncology basics.  Oncology Basics: Preparing for ASCO covered some of the history of oncology.  In Understanding Cells, we reviewed what is newly understood about cells–it’s way beyond what you learned in high school biology.  DNA with lots of animated videos also explained some of the basics...

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Why Is Asking For Help So Hard?

Why Is Asking For Help So Hard?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Asking for help has been really bothering me lately… Before writing this post, I read a lot about the topic. It seems that the experts agree that it is a strength to ask for help.  They actively promote asking for help. But that just felt wrong to me. I’d been advocating for months for a loved one and getting absolutely nowhere.  Maybe it was...

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Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN Dear Healthcare Providers, Although professionally, I am a former pediatric oncology nurse practitioner, I write this letter as an individual who lives with the long-lasting impact of late effects stemming from the successful treatment of Ewing’s Sarcoma as a child in the late 1970’s. I write because I am fortunate to be...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Blood, your own private sea, moves through your body because of your powerful, pumping heart.  Through blood, every cell in your body communicates with one another.  What do you know about this special fluid? Your blood is not just fluid.   There are four components to your blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid...

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Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“I am 24 years old.  Last year on January 15th 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 2A Classical Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had 12 cycles of ABVD chemotherapy over 6 months and went into complete remission on August 8th, 2016. A few weeks before my wedding, on November 4th 2016 I had my first follow up CT scan  which showed enlarged...

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Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“Family and friends can be great sources of support but truth be told, no one can ever really know what you are going through other than those who have been there themselves….” ~Rachele Chaar Ghosn For Rachele Chaar Ghosn, a 24-year-old woman with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, finding others going through treatment for Hodgkins was paramount....

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Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Chocolate, Need I Say More…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently published, another research article about the benefits of chocolate!  In this case, the Danish are following a large group of people, ages 50 to 64 over a number of years to find out how their consumption of chocolate affects their health.  In this study, they looked at atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper chambers of your heart...

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