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Research has shown that patients who take an active role in their healthcare tend to have better outcomes.  This is challenging for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, as this disease is confusing and overwhelming at times.  In this section you’ll find some of our most important insights and advice on navigating this diagnosis.

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Finder

  Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the immune system’s fighting defenses to help the body destroy cancer cells.  Many clinical trials testing new and potentially promising “immunotherapies” are currently enrolling cancer patients in the United States and abroad.  To learn more about immunotherapy clinical trials or...


How to Deduct Medical Expenses From Your Taxes

It’s that time of year again when people are frantically working on tax preparations.  On Everyday Health, I just read an incredibly helpful article on deducting medical expenses from your taxes written by Diana Rodriguez & medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH.  Her advice is to stay organized, use receipt and expense...


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...


WTF is “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis”?

  Digital Breast Tomosynthesis or “3-D Mammography” is the latest advance in digital mammography.  Now FDA-approved, this imaging tool yields a more accurate mammogram and can help detect breast cancer earlier.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… A conventional mammogram creates a 2-dimensional, flat picture of breast...


Finding & Researching Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

This post was co-authored by guest bloggers by Howard Mullins and Joe Belluck.  For more information on symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of mesothelioma, check out mesotheliomahelp.net. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that originates in the protective lining covering the internal organs of the body.  Technically known as “malignant mesothelioma”, this...




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