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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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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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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, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 11 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, 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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National Radon Action Month: January

National Radon Action Month: January

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog, Lung cancer | 2 comments

In the US, January is National Radon Action Month. To help understand the significance and radon exposure on health, the Lung Cancer Action Network created this infographic. What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is in soil and rocks all over the world. Created naturally as uranium decays, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer and in...

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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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Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Hope, Mice, Social Media and Lung Cancer

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Lung Cancer Facts In 2014, its been estimated that there will be  224,210 new cases of lung cancer and 159,260 deaths in the US.  Sadly, one of the people lost was a brilliant young woman that we featured last year, Jessica Rice.  She died March 14, 2014, after  2 1/2 years of treatment at age 32. Lung cancer patient survival rates have not increased...

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