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Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Colon Cancer Patient Advocate Shares Her Story

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

In April, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a free education event on cancer called​ Progress and Promise Against Cancer in Washington, D.C.  Surrounded by experts in cancer research, Kim Hall Jackson shared her patient story. One evening in 2008, Jackson, an event planner, was running the mayor’s inaugural event in...

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How Do I Advocate For Myself?

How Do I Advocate For Myself?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

While writing “Not My Problem” Healthcare:  Cultural and Societal Ethics,  many questions about healthcare and the experiences of patients and caregivers who advocate arose.  Like.. Why are derisive adjectives, (like  “difficult” and “demanding”) used to label patients and caregivers who ask hard questions? Why is shunning of...

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SCAD Heart: Patient-Initiated Research in Action

SCAD Heart: Patient-Initiated Research in Action

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Blog, Coronary artery disease | 15 comments

SCAD Heart At age 38, after the birth of her second son, Katherine K. Leon had a heart attack. Atypical? Indeed. This young, physically fit woman had no risk factors associated with heart disease. She had a SCAD heart attack. A Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, SCAD is an extremely serious and often fatal condition. Here’s what happens. Coronary...

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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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