Lung Cancer Page 3 Posts on Medivizor
Navigation Menu

Lung Cancer Posts on Medivizor

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...

Read More

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 | 40 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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Lung Cancer and the United States: Facts and Statistics

Lung Cancer and the United States: Facts and Statistics

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Blog, Lung cancer | 0 comments

Our body consists of trillions of cells that follow a certain cycle of growing, dividing, and dying. When these cells grow out of control, they may become cancerous and invade other tissues. Cancer is a group of over 100 diseases, distinctive by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells, and if remain untreated, may even cause death. According to...

Read More

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)...

Read More

If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It? OR How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis

If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It?  OR How the US Got Its Cancer Care Crisis

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Did you know… In a study conducted in 2012, 69% of patients diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and 81% of those diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer did not understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer? That a national survey showed physicians asked patients what they want in their care only ½ the time? That patients ask...

Read More

A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

A Roadmap to the “New Normal:” Understanding Cancer Treatment’s Bumpy Ride

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

So often people who undergo chemotherapy hear something like this from their family, friends or other well-wishers, “Thank goodness that’s over, now you can get on with your life. You can get back to normal.” Although it’s true that chemotherapy is over, the road that the patient is on is not smooth. There are important changes that caregivers and...

Read More

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, Melanoma | 0 comments

Growing up, Colleen Bronstein spent all summer at her family’s summer home at the beach and when she married they had a pool and visited the beach house twice a year.  Fair skinned, freckled and Irish she loved the outdoors. Knowing the Signs “I had an itchy spot on my back for a year or so and when I went to see my family doctor about something...

Read More

E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

There are two phrases making the rounds that describe you, a member of the growing Medivizor.com community. One is “e-patient” and the other is “smart patient.” What is an e-patient?  Who created the phrase? Published in March of 1996, Health Online: How to Find Health Information, Support Groups, and Self-Help Communities in Cyberspace, first...

Read More