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Research has shown that patients who take an active role in their healthcare tend to have better outcomes.  However the overwhelming nature of cancer makes taking an active role challenging.  In this section you’ll find some of our most important insights and advice on navigating this diagnosis.

   

Gratitude & Beating the Odds… an inspirational story

  In light of the upcoming New Year, I received an email several years ago entitled “Gratitude” (which is posted below) about the amazing rescue of a humpback whale.  Although this story has absolutely nothing to do with cancer, I thought it was a beautiful reminder of how any of us- human...


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...


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...


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...


10 Things Every Cancer Patient Should Know About Chemo

Everyday Health is one of my favorite, go-to sites for reliable health and wellness advice.  I just read a FANTASTIC article written by Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH for Everyday Health on preventing infection that EVERY cancer patient (and caregiver too) should read.  Simply put, when you’re on chemo, you are at a higher risk of infection.  And infection can...




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