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Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

“A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives you his or her view about your health problem and how to treat it.” Definition on Medicare.gov In 2011, Susan [name changed to protect her identity] found a lump in her right breast. She went to one of the two nearby university medical centers. At facility A, the surgeon told her...

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New Beginnings Through Preserving Fertility: Welcome 2016

New Beginnings Through Preserving Fertility:  Welcome 2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. ~Jonas Salk Hope Filled Update In 2014, Emily Bennett Taylor’s story was featured in November in the post Hope, Mice and Lung Cancer. At 28, the former college athlete was about to celebrate her second wedding anniversary when she learned that she...

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Why Wear Pearls for Lung Cancer?

Why Wear Pearls for Lung Cancer?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Awareness Ribbons What does white symbolize?  It depends on where you live. In some countries, white is the color of purity, in others; it is the color of mourning. In November in the US, white is the color for the lung cancer awareness ribbon.  As an awareness color, it represents a characteristic of lung cancer; lung cancer symptoms often go...

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Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

Lung Cancer Fact Sheet

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lungevity, a non-profit devoted to education and research on lung cancer, provided this infographic to provide some basics on the incidence and prevalence of lung cancer. The organization also supports lung cancer survivors.  Thank you Lungevity for sharing this...

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Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

What’s ASCO? Why should I care? The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an organisation representing physicians who specialise in the care and treatment of cancer patients. Approximately 30,000 visitors from around the world gather each year for the ASCO Annual Meeting to discuss recent advancements in the treatment of cancer. Visitors include...

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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, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 8 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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“I Have Brown Eyes and I Have Lupus”

“I Have Brown Eyes and I Have Lupus”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Blog | 7 comments

What’s Wrong With Me? “The therapist thought a ‘nose job’ would improve my self-esteem,” Amanda Greene remembers.  He could never have guessed that the suggestion of surgery would finally result in a diagnosis of the cluster of strange symptoms that she was experiencing. At 15, Amanda bruised easily and was constantly tired. “After school,...

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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, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, 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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