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PTSD and Cancer

PTSD and Cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss.  Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...

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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

War on Cancer: The Right Metaphor?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 6 comments

“For me, having lost my husband, it’s frustrating to hear publicly people saying to John McCain, ‘If anybody can beat this you can — you’re so tough.’  Not that it’s intentionally hurtful, but it does leave those of us who’ve lost a loved one thinking, ‘Was my loved one not tough enough? Did he not fight hard enough?'” ~Dannagal...

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Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

You’re at a loss.  You’ve just learned your friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer.  What do you do?  How do you act?  What do you say? As I look back at my own actions under these circumstances, I know that I came up short.  I said the wrong things and made some basic mistakes.  Partly I could blame youth.  But mostly I...

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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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Guest Post: Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Guest Post:  Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

Dawn Goo is a waitress, former comedian, breast cancer survivor and is now under treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  She lives in El Paso, Texas.  This is a post from her Facebook page which is gathering momentum in social media among people who have experienced cancer, especially those who are dealing with Stage 4 disease. DAMN IT DAWN! WE ONLY WANT...

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300 Facts You Didn’t Know About Celiac Disease!

300 Facts You Didn’t Know About Celiac Disease!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Okay.  The title is somewhat misleading.   But, since 1) there are over 300 symptoms associated with celiac disease; 2) people can have celiac without symptoms…AND 3) 97% of people with celiac disease are undiagnosed–you’ll forgive me. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder with no cure.  According to the...

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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 | 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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What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 7 comments

Please take this short survey on Clinical Trials…then read on! Surveys on Perceptions of Clinical Trials If you are like most people, you may not have a very positive opinion of clinical trials.  At least that is what a recent survey conducted by MaPS/Millward Brown Analytic and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) suggests.  Only 40% of those...

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