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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.

   

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...


For Pregnant Women Who Find Out They Have Cancer

Cancer doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t care if you are young or old, a good person or a mean one.  Cancer doesn’t care where you live or how much money you earn or what values & religious beliefs you hold.  And cancer doesn’t care if you are in the midst of...


6 Tips to Help Avoid Being Misdiagnosed

    Research has shown that misdiagnosis occurs approximately 40% of the time depending on the illness.  When it comes specifically to cancer, there are many reasons why misdiagnosis occurs.  In the early stages (when cancer is most curable), there may be no symptoms.  In other instances, the symptoms presented can...


10 Tips For Traveling During Chemo

  Many cancer patients travel or take a vacation while undergoing chemotherapy, especially during their “off” weeks.  But is it safe?  Where are the best places for cancer patients to travel?  What, if any, precautions should cancer patients take when traveling?  The key to safe traveling during chemo is to think ahead...


Store My What??? STORE MY TUMOR, please….

FACT:  Two people with the exact same cancer diagnosis can and do respond differently to the exact same treatment regimens.  Each person is unique and so is their cancer. FACT:  When you match the RIGHT targeted therapy or chemotherapy to the RIGHT tumor, tumors can shrink & hopefully the cancer...


What is Personalized Cancer Treatments?

  I am a HUGE proponent of personalized medicine and individualized cancer treatments that use molecular profiling, biomarker testing, or any testing that can help doctors treat your specific cancer.  You see, no two people are alike… and no two cancers are alike.  The more commonly used “standard of care”...

5 Reasons Why I LOVE Champions Oncology

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer.  ...

got Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? get to The National CML Society

  The National CML Society is an INCREDIBLE- and I mean TRULY INCREDIBLE- resource for anyone diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia or CML  (also known as chronic granulocytic, chronic myelocytic, or chronic myeloid leukemia).   How can The National CML Society help me? CML is one of the more rare forms of leukemia...




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