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From Patient to Activist and Researcher: Dr. Mary Kelly Shanahan Part 3

From Patient to Activist and Researcher: Dr. Mary Kelly Shanahan Part 3

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 2 comments

Dr. Kelly Shanahan is a doer.  As she wrote about her treatment for early stage breast cancer, “Even the four months of i.v. chemo needed because of one positive lymph node didn’t slow me down: I scheduled chemo for Thursdays, did surgery…on Fridays, threw up on Saturdays, ached from Neulasta® on Sundays, and was back in the office on...

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On Living with Breast Cancer: Dr. Kelly Shanahan’s Patient Journey Part 2

On Living with Breast Cancer: Dr. Kelly Shanahan’s Patient Journey Part 2

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer | 3 comments

In From Physician to Patient, I introduced Dr. Kelly Shanahan, a mother, wife, and obstetrician-gynecologist living and working in California. Her life changed with a breast cancer diagnosis. “In 2008, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, stage IIB to be exact. I underwent an aggressive bilateral mastectomy, because   1) as an ob/gyn...

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Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

In July 2015, Medivizor introduced us to a project being conducted by the Broad Institute in conjunction with Dana Farber Cancer Institute called The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project or MBC Project.  In October of 2015, after two years of work involving patient input and partnership, the MBC Project website went live. One of the reasons why this project is...

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Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

An Unstoppable Force Lauren knew that we all have a common, overarching goal….We all want to live. More importantly, we all want each other to live.  Scientists offer science. People with similar presentations compare notes. And always with great affection and love. What may have started as a simple support group is becoming an unstoppable force,...

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METAvivor, Kohls & The Elephant In the Pink Room

METAvivor, Kohls & The Elephant In the Pink Room

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

In November 2013, Medivizor started a campaign of Thanks, donating funds to four organizations that do amazing amounts of good for people with breast, colon, prostate cancers and diabetes. One of those organizations was METAvivor. METAvivor’s Mission METAvivor’s mission is: METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with metastatic breast...

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7 Reasons Why Patients Blog

7 Reasons Why Patients Blog

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Infertility, Lung cancer, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Stroke | 11 comments

Why do patients blog? Why do they reveal personal information and medical experiences on the Internet? 1) To Share Information Annette McKinnon, author of ‘Here’s Your Gold Watch, Rheutired,’ started her blog “to inform people about things I learned that seem obvious to me now, but were hard to learn.” Carolyn Thomas, author of “My Heart...

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In the Midst of Pink Washing: Remember Metastatic Breast Cancer

In the Midst of Pink Washing:  Remember Metastatic Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 26 comments

In Memoriam: Lisa Boncheck Adams “…I search for powers to rise above, get out, fly away… The words of disease become words my brain gravitates to. The ebb and flow of cancer, Of life. And so too, Inevitably, Of death….” –Lisa Boncheck Adams Yesterday a woman of great courage died.  Lisa Boncheck Adams chronicled her experiences of...

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30 Percent For 30 Percent

30 Percent For 30 Percent

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 7 comments

Looking for research on metastatic breast cancer?  This can be a problem. It was precisely for this reason that Dian (CJ) Corneliussen-James started a non-profit called METAvivor.  “It was out of outrage,” she says. For those who don’t know, people who have Stage IV (4) cancer have metastatic disease.  Metastases means the spread of a cancer from...

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