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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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Breakfast in New York

Breakfast in New York

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

So I’m staying at a cost-effective hotel to save Medivizor $s. It’s the Comfort Inn on W 71st St., New York.  It’s a very basic hotel, but it’s location is convenient to many places in town.  Anyway, when I say cost-effective, I mean (among other things) that the dining room for breakfast is so small and crowded there’s a...

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Say What? Health Literacy

Say What? Health Literacy

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

“Do you suffer from epitaxis?”   When doctors use difficult words to describe common problems, like nose bleeds, it can be distressing for patients.  Why do doctors do this? Imagine going to college for four years, working exclusively on science and math. Then, throughout the four years in medical school, they learn a whole new language.  Upon...

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