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The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When Karen Jagoda asked Tal Givoly to explain Medivizor to the audience of “The Empowered Patient” radio program and podcast, accepting was a no-brainer. He told her, “I love the name of your program…as you will see…that is what we [at Medivizor] are trying to create.”   Listen and learn more. Here’s the...

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

The Cancer Research Institute has created an infographic to explain cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is an incredible resource to treat cancer. Essentially, the immune system is activated and its ability to remove specific cancer cells is re-enabled. The infographic below explains the components of the immune system that are...

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Eat to Beat Cancer? Just Wondering…

Eat to Beat Cancer?  Just Wondering…

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Melanoma | 4 comments

Thinking about Blood Blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and waste products from the cells. Blood vessels—capillaries, arteries, veins—carry that blood throughout the body. Obviously blood vessels are important to life. The tissues in our body produce compounds that enhance the growth of blood vessels and that stop the growth of blood...

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Cancer Patient Resources: Free Air Travel

Cancer Patient Resources:  Free Air Travel

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

Cost Medical care for cancer is costly. In addition, there is the financial burden that patients and families face in getting to and from the best care–which may be located at medical centers far from home. The situation can seem overwhelming. Corporate Angel Network Into this dilemma, little known resources have arisen to meet this challenge. One of...

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What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

What’s Up With All The Spoons? Spoonies

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 5 comments

Being a Spoonie You may not know it but if you are a patient with a chronic illness, you may be a spoonie. In 2010 Christine Miserandino wrote a post called The Spoon Theory. In the post, Christine describes explaining to her best friend what it really feels like to live with Lupus. She asks her friend to hold 12 spoons and tells her that the spoons are...

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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, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 39 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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Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Let’s Get Physical: Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Fatigue and Cancer Treatment You’ve finished treatment but you still feel fatigue.  Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatment that can continue after treatment.  It doesn’t seem logical but research indicates that physical activity can help. Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship The Centers for...

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Hospice: Important Considerations For End of Life Care

Hospice: Important Considerations For End of Life Care

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi Two recent articles in the Washington Post provide a disturbing portrait of hospice care in the US.   Hospices that take payments from Medicare must be able to provide “crisis care” –continuous nursing care in the home or inpatient...

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Powered by Hope, Anything is Possible: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Powered by Hope, Anything is Possible: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Blog, Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

“I share my story and speak to save lives.” “I thought I was fully awake, but I wasn’t.  I thought I was open to living…the reality is that even after diagnosis, I was not living fully awake. What I’m doing differently now is having this diagnosis, really putting it out there, and sharing life and what is going on.” Endurance In your...

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Vitamin D, Sunshine and Health

Vitamin D, Sunshine and Health

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Researchers, especially epidemiologists, look for patterns. And they found patterns when they looked at the places where people are most likely to get cancer. They found that there is more cancer in people living in higher latitudes, that is, closer to the arctic. So they started thinking and figuring out this...

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What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Cancer Diagnosis?

What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Cancer Diagnosis?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 6 comments

Or Patient-Centered Cancer Care:  IOM’s recommendations Last week, we looked at the recent Institute of Medicine’s report and wrote the post about “How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis“. This week we get more practical. With specific recommendations you can use! The general recommendations include: (1) becoming engaged patients. (2)...

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