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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 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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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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Readability and Understandability: Advancing Health Literacy

Readability and Understandability: Advancing Health Literacy

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Blog | 7 comments

A recent study by researchers at Loyola University found that as many as 63% of prostate cancer websites cannot be read or understood by someone who hasn’t completed high school education. Why is this important? Well, one of the study’s references suggests that as many as 90 million adult Americans have literacy skills that test below high school...

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Introducing Medivizor!

Introducing Medivizor!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Blog | 13 comments

It’s been awhile since my last blog post. I apologize, I’ve been busy. I’ve spent most of my time helping several startups get off the ground, some of which you’ll hear more about very soon. Among these, and the one I’ve spent the bulk of my energy on, is Medivizor. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing in this blog about the...

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