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Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Blog, Colorectal cancer | 1 comment

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Oncology (JAMA) contains an exciting strategy (made possible again by all the work of the Human Genome Project) for treatment decision making and finding recurrences earlier for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Treatment involves...

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To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 14 comments

Cherry Hughes** is an active, energetic 75 year old, still working in the marketing and public relations profession in Great Britain.  Her life is filled with friends and fun.  “I love cooking and eating out.  I am deeply interested in politics.  I love music …I go to jazz clubs.  I love going to France …I have a little apartment...

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What is Neutropenia?

What is Neutropenia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

There are 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Of these, 650,000 receive chemotherapy. Did you know that 60,000 people a year are hospitalized for neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy? One in fourteen die because of it. Of the 650,000 receiving chemotherapy, 104,000 are not aware of neutropenia and 52,000 don’t...

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If Not For Immunotherapy…

If Not For Immunotherapy…

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

“I’m barely 27 and if it were not for immunotherapy and cancer research, I would not have seen 25.”  So starts Stefanie Joho speech at a 2017 Congressional Hearing called “Progress in Immunotherapy: Delivering Hope and Clinical Benefit to Cancer Patients.” When Stefanie was 22, she was diagnosed with a very aggressive Stage II...

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How to Smoothie!

How to Smoothie!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 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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Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

In April, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a free education event on cancer called​ Progress and Promise Against Cancer in Washington, D.C.  Surrounded by experts in cancer research, Kim Hall Jackson shared her patient story. One evening in 2008, Jackson, an event planner, was running the mayor’s inaugural event in...

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More Free Vacations For Adults With Cancer: Wish Foundations

More Free Vacations For Adults With Cancer: Wish Foundations

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 90 comments

We are adding to the list of respite opportunities that are available for adults with cancer.  In addition to a couple of programs like the ones featured in Free Vacations for Adults affected by Cancer, there are a few foundations for adults with cancer that are much like the well-known Make-A-Wish Foundation (for children) which provide support for...

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Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Though this title might seem flippant, there is evidence that Vitamin D supplements may help you get fewer pesky colds and flu. In a recent article published in The BMJ, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on randomized control trials.  Backing up, to do a meta-analysis, researchers find already published articles that fit a specific criteria, in this...

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How Do I Tell My Child I Have Cancer? 7 Insights From Parents

How Do I Tell My Child I Have Cancer?   7 Insights From Parents

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming.  So is the prospect of telling your children about a cancer diagnosis. Social media makes it possible for parents to share strategies and provide guidance to others facing this challenge.  Here are some insights. Insight 1:  Tell Your Children the News Parents protect. The natural inclination is to keep diagnoses of...

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Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 10 comments

Called the “Emperor of All Maladies.” there’s little doubt that a cancer diagnosis throws life completely out of control.  Unfortunately, this chaos creates vulnerabilities that can and have been exploited.  It is tempting to believe the idea that if you control your thoughts and make them positive, you can control cancer. However...

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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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