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Patients Included In Research: Studying Cancer by Mutation Not Organ

Patients Included In Research:  Studying Cancer by Mutation Not Organ

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 14 comments

We’ve gotten used to thinking about having cancer in your colon or lung or breast. We’ve systematized treatments and research of cancer by the organ that’s affected. And we’ve been fundraising that way too–pitting lung cancer against breast cancer against childhood cancers.  But what if this view of cancer is totally...

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Reduce Suffering In Healthcare [Video]

Reduce Suffering In Healthcare [Video]

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Understanding Suffering Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. ~ Daniel H. Pink People who are in the healthcare system on a chronic basis know suffering. Some of it is due to their condition, but some of it is caused by the system itself. Here’s a scenario we are all too...

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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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