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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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After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

After Cancer Treatment: Living Out The Cure

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog | 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 | 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 | 0 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

Oncology Basics 2016

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog | 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 | 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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