Author Archives: Robyn

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fertility Preservation & Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation can harm your fertility or cause sterility.  For women, certain therapies can cause ovarian damage or failure, early menopause, genetic damage to growing eggs and other reproductive problems.  For men, treatments can cause damage to the testes and interfere with sperm production. With that said, not all...


2017 College Scholarships If You’ve Been Affected by Cancer

There are a wide range of organizations and advocacy groups dedicated to helping anyone “affected by cancer” afford a college education.  “Affected by cancer” applies not only to cancer patients and survivors; but it can also include children or siblings of cancer patients and survivors as well as students who have lost a parent to cancer....


When to Buy Organic: 2016 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Many people believe that the pesticides used to grow conventional or non-organic produce may have played a role in their cancer and that removing pesticides from our food may help re-build and strengthen their bodies.  Although there is no definitive research proving either belief, should we avoid buying some or all fruits or vegetables that are...


5 Ways to Reduce Costs When Traveling for Cancer Treatments

  To get the best care possible, many cancer patients need to travel out-of-state for treatments, surgeries and even second opinions. Being away from your family and your routine is not only difficult, it’s expensive. One recent study found that people with cancer were 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than...


FREE College Admissions & Financial Aid Counseling for Teen Cancer Survivors

Ask anyone who has navigated the college admission and financial aid process and they will tell you that the entire process can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances.  Add-in a diagnosis of cancer (past or present) to the equation and the challenges now increase tenfold.  Students grades may have suffered as...


If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, You Must Read This…

  Know Your Tumor provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the biology of their tumor. So far, nearly 50 percent of Know Your Tumor reports have highlighted information that may be helpful as patients and their oncologists make treatment decisions. These options include clinical trials...


8 Truths You Need to Know About Cancer

On March 26, 2015, we partnered with The National Foundation for Cancer Research, WETA-TV 26 and Kaiser Permenante to host a screening of Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies  followed by an Expert Panel Discussion moderated by yours truly Robyn Stoller of CancerHawk.  Soon we will have footage from the...


Financial Aid for Families Touched by Cancer in Michigan

For nearly a decade, Angels of Hope has been providing financial assistance to families touched by cancer living in Michigan.  Angels of Hope realizes that cancer doesn’t impact just the patient, it impacts the entire family. That’s why they lend support to the entire family- regardless of which person in...




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