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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 | 0 comments

“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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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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Bankruptcy: The Other Cost of Cancer

Bankruptcy:  The Other Cost of Cancer

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Blog | 13 comments

In the US, people buy health insurance to pay for their medical care.  Often their employer, as a benefit, offers partially subsidized health insurance (if they are working full time).  Yet, even if people buy the best coverage they can through their employer, they pay out-of-pocket costs.  Some, who can’t afford that kind of chunk out of the weekly...

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On Being a Cancer Survivor: Patient Experience of Peripheral Neuropathy

On Being a Cancer Survivor: Patient Experience of Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 30 comments

Being Informed For Vilma Aleida, neuropathy was a surprise. “Neuropathy appeared in 2011 during my 7th chemo….That 7th chemo was the infusion of two treatments (taxotere and trastuzumab). The result send me to the ER, the pain was only relieved with morphine. After that, I have been living with neuropathy in my legs, from my knees down. I...

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A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

So often people who undergo chemotherapy hear something like this from their family, friends or other well-wishers, “Thank goodness that’s over, now you can get on with your life. You can get back to normal.” Although it’s true that chemotherapy is over, the road that the patient is on is not smooth. There are important changes that caregivers and...

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