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Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post by Stephanie Zimmerman,...

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“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

“Always trust your gut. Don’t leave your treatment in the hands of someone that you don’t trust or that does not seem like a team player. Yes, they are all smart—even brilliant—but read, read, read, and question them at every corner and challenge the standard of care. Exercise, healthy eating, learning the ropes of insurance, mediation/prayer...

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How Do I Advocate For Myself?

How Do I Advocate For Myself?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

While writing “Not My Problem” Healthcare:  Cultural and Societal Ethics,  many questions about healthcare and the experiences of patients and caregivers who advocate arose.  Like.. Why are derisive adjectives, (like  “difficult” and “demanding”) used to label patients and caregivers who ask hard questions? Why is shunning of...

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Too Young for Colorectal Cancer?

Too Young for Colorectal Cancer?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog, Colorectal cancer | 5 comments

Colon Cancer and Prom Night During junior high, Danielle Ripley-Burgess saw blood on the toilet paper when she went to the bathroom.  She asked her mother about it, looked it up on the Internet and decided it wasn’t anything serious. But it kept happening and got worse. “The blood in my stool…sadly, bec[a]me something normal.”…”By...

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Cancer Research and Money: Financing Hope

Cancer Research and Money: Financing Hope

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Cancer Research and Money Funding has been stagnant for years– that’s what the fact sheet of the National Cancer Institute says.  This is the federal agency charged with finding a cure for cancer through research.  The $4.9 billion per year is spread across a spectrum of cancer investigations, each cancer getting a designated amount. What if this...

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“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, Melanoma | 0 comments

Growing up, Colleen Bronstein spent all summer at her family’s summer home at the beach and when she married they had a pool and visited the beach house twice a year.  Fair skinned, freckled and Irish she loved the outdoors. Knowing the Signs “I had an itchy spot on my back for a year or so and when I went to see my family doctor about something...

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