Archive for the ‘Cancer Blogs’ Category

Bald Love

MOTH AND BUTTERFLY by Terese Weir Ever look in an empty cocoon as a most glorious butterfly leaves it? I’ll bet there’s a mirror in it. When a woman loses her hair, which for her has been a safe haven and the only part of her body she truly believes is spectacular, she desperately wants to trust...
March 18th, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Newspapers and Magazines

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;”Newspaper and magazine reports about cancer appear more likely to discuss aggressive treatment and survival than death, treatment failure or adverse events, and almost none mention end-of-life palliative or hospice...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Cancer and Case Management

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;”Case management appears to be associated with more appropriate follow-up and shorter time to diagnostic resolution among low-income women who receive an abnormal result on a mammogram. Rebecca Lobb, Sc.D., M.P.H.,...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Cards 4 cancer

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March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Radiation therapy and inoperable lung cancer

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;”Early findings suggest a radiation therapy that involves numerous highly-focused and potent radiation beams provides targeted tumor control in nearly all patients, reduces treatment-related illness, and may ultimately...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Palliative care and your hospital

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;” Palliative care services are available at most U.S. cancer centers, although the scope of services offered and the degree of integration between palliative care and oncology care varies widely among centers, according...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Is the war on cancer over?

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;”Although there have been achievements in the battle against cancer, including a decrease in the rate of death and new diagnoses, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., with a need for continued...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

Older patients with colon cancer have fewer problems with chemo than younger patients

From After cancer, now what span style=”font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;”Even though older patients with colon cancer are less likely to receive chemotherapy following surgery because of concerns of adverse events, new research indicates that when they do receive this treatment, it is...
March 17th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More

One Year

I don’t have many words today. I am extremely sad that the world lost a great person a year ago today. He fought cancer as hard as anyone could. And he fought for people with cancer more than anyone I’ve met. It was truly an honor to be in his life, and to be able to call his friends my friends,...
March 16th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Increases in all skin cancers, not just melanoma

From After cancer, now what Both new diagnoses and a history of non-melanoma skin cancer appear to have become increasingly common, and the disease affects more individuals than all other cancers combined, according to two reports in the March issue of iArchives of Dermatology/i, one of the iJAMA/Archives/i...
March 16th, 2010 | After Cancer - Now What? | Read More