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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Blog, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  To increase awareness, Medivizor is sharing a theory from researchers at  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that attempts to explain what may be causing men in Europe and the US to be so vulnerable to prostate cancer. What does the prostate gland do? The prostate gland is part of the male...

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Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Here are some research...

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Oncology Basics 2016: The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Oncology Basics 2016:  The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Oncology Basics 2016 continues with a look at the immune system and immunotherapy.  As described in a previous post, one of the regulators of cell division and proliferation is the immune system.  Harnessing the power of the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells is a promising area of oncology research. Immune System Cells Below is a graphic to...

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Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

“A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives you his or her view about your health problem and how to treat it.” Definition on Medicare.gov In 2011, Susan [name changed to protect her identity] found a lump in her right breast. She went to one of the two nearby university medical centers. At facility A, the surgeon told her...

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I Like to Move It, Move It: MOVEmber

I Like to Move It, Move It: MOVEmber

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What’s A Mo? Worldwide, upper lips will be lost from this day through the next 30, as the mo takes over.  It’s November 1st, the beginning of Movember, a fundraising effort for men’s health that’s been going on since 2003. The Movember Foundation has supported awareness programs and scientific research on prostate cancer, testicular...

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Prostate Cancer Impacts 1 in 6 Men

Prostate Cancer Impacts 1 in 6 Men

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

“Prostate cancer will kill more than 27,500 of our Nation’s fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers … and more than 220,000 Americans will be diagnosed…in 2015 alone.” Thus begins the Presidential Proclamation that September 2015 is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. But dire statistics aren’t the whole story. The American Cancer...

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Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

What’s ASCO? Why should I care? The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an organisation representing physicians who specialise in the care and treatment of cancer patients. Approximately 30,000 visitors from around the world gather each year for the ASCO Annual Meeting to discuss recent advancements in the treatment of cancer. Visitors include...

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Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Positive Thinking and Cancer-Myth-Making

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 9 comments

Called the “Emperor of All Maladies.” there’s little doubt that a cancer diagnosis throws life completely out of control.  Unfortunately, this chaos creates vulnerabilities that can and have been exploited.  It is tempting to believe the idea that if you control your thoughts and make them positive, you can control cancer. However...

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The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When Karen Jagoda asked Tal Givoly to explain Medivizor to the audience of “The Empowered Patient” radio program and podcast, accepting was a no-brainer. He told her, “I love the name of your program…as you will see…that is what we [at Medivizor] are trying to create.”   Listen and learn more. Here’s the...

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

The Cancer Research Institute has created an infographic to explain cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is an incredible resource to treat cancer. Essentially, the immune system is activated and its ability to remove specific cancer cells is re-enabled. The infographic below explains the components of the immune system that are...

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Eat to Beat Cancer? Just Wondering…

Eat to Beat Cancer?  Just Wondering…

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

Thinking about Blood Blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and waste products from the cells. Blood vessels—capillaries, arteries, veins—carry that blood throughout the body. Obviously blood vessels are important to life. The tissues in our body produce compounds that enhance the growth of blood vessels and that stop the growth of blood...

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