Did I Hear You Say “Downward Dog”?

Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors & Caregivers Did you know medical research can now demonstrate the beneficial effects of yoga as a complementary therapy to cancer? Yoga can help with depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain & fatigue. I just learned about an amazing organization called Yoga Bear, a national nonprofit organization...


Advocate… Advocate… Advocate

If you’ve been reading CancerHAWK, you know that my sole purpose in doing this blog is to share information.  My goal is to present information that you may not know about so you can become your own informed advocate.  And when I say “you”, I mean patient, caregiver, family or good...

Intervention Insights- One Approach to Tumor Testing

I love the quote by Sir William Osler, the Father of Modern Medicine “If it were not for the great variability among individuals, medicine might have well been a science & not an art.”  Did Sir Osler know something in the early 1900’s that we are just starting to understand now???...

Mistakes Made at 1/3 of Hospital Stays

I just read an article “Harmful Errors Found in One-Third of Hospital Stays” on the Fight Colorectal Cancer  and Modafinil.org website that really resonated with me… Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… This article states that “A dozen years ago, avoidable medical errors contributed to the deaths of from...


Advice on Managing Medical & Insurance Bills

As if fighting the battle against the Cancer Beast wasn’t enough, last year our mailbox was literally flooded with doctor’s bills & EOBs (Explanation of Benefits) from our insurance company.  It was downright overwhelming. And guess what?  Many of the bills & EOBs were WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!  I couldn’t take...


FREE (& reduced cost) Lodging for Traveling Cancer Patients

If you need to travel out of state for treatment, check out these AMAZING nationwide resources to see if they offer free or reduced cost lodging near your hospital center.  Not only is the financial aid huge when you stay at these places, but being surrounded by others who are also...


Where Can I Stay When I Have to Travel for Treatment?

There are times when traveling out of town for treatment is necessary. Let’s face it, you need to go where you can get the BEST treatments with the BEST doctors possible.  Where you go and what you need varies depending on your particular situation. We live right outside of Washington, DC and had to...




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