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The Side Effects of Stigma

The Side Effects of Stigma

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

With knives or branding irons, ancient Greeks would mark criminals or traitors to indicate that they should be shunned and not welcomed in society. The Greeks called that mark a stigma. Today, to stigmatize a person is to classify them by a negative attribute and devalue them on that basis alone. Stigmatizing is a cross-cultural and cross-species...

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ASCO 2018: Chemotherapy Side Effects & Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

ASCO 2018: Chemotherapy Side Effects & Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Blog, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer | 0 comments

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meets at the beginning of June each year in Chicago. It is the world’s largest oncology organization where researchers from around the world present their research findings. Here are the results of two studies presented during the first couple of days of the conference. Chemotherapy Side Effects and...

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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 | 10 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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Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Here are some research...

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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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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 | 50 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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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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Why Wear Pearls for Lung Cancer?

Why Wear Pearls for Lung Cancer?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog, Lung cancer | 3 comments

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, Lung cancer | 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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