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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.

   

Study Shows 1/2 of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Avoid Chemo When Using MammaPrint

If you have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, talk to your doctor about The MammaPrint breast cancer test.   According to the recently published RASTER Study, The MammaPrint breast cancer test (developed by Agendia) can accurately determine which early stage breast cancer patients are at low risk of breast cancer recurrence and can therefore...


Today is World Cancer Day…

World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. This year the focus is on dispelling 4 common myths about cancer.  Get the facts straight… Learn the truth and supporting evidence, by clicking on...


Top 10 Questions to Ask When Considering a Clinical Trial- part 2 of 2

  MEET GUEST BLOGGER Tory Zellick.  Tory Zellick, CMT blogs about careviging for The Huffington Post and has been a featured expert on CNN, ABC and NBC. When she was 18, Zellick was like every other high school graduate – until the day her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer....


Getting the “RIGHT” Medication…

Meet guest blogger Barbara Bronson Gray.  Barbara is an award-winning writer and a nationally recognized health expert. Through her work on  BodBoss.com, Barbara aims to educate & empower people to be the boss of their own bodies.  Barbara is also a regular contributor to HealthDay.com, preparedpatientforum.com and thirdage.com. She has...


Don’t Mix Grapefruit With Some Medications

  Alan LOVED to eat fruit, any kind of fruit… but his favorites were strawberries, blueberries and grapefruit.  However, I remember when he was taking sutent (typically used to treat kidney cancer), “chemo-in-a-pill” as we called it, he was not allowed to eat grapefruit… or drink his favorite soda Fresca...


Breast Cancer Treatment Turns Tumors Into ‘Balls of Ice’

Could freezing breast cancer tumors be a viable alternative to breast cancer surgery? Possibly.  A procedure called cryoablation  (a process that uses extreme cold to destroy or damage tissue) has been used for years to treat both malignant tumors (in lung, prostate, kidney & liver cancers) and other benign tumors.  Now,...




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