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  • Coast to Coast: A Challenge

    Connecticut high school teacher Christian McEvoy is almost halfway through a 6-month, 3,500-mile run across the United States aimed at raising awareness and much needed funds for cancer survivorship programs. He and his team have raised more than ...

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  • How Can the Red Devil and Breast Cancer Be Related?

    It is not common for women to develop breast cancer in their 30’s. After surviving breast cancer in her 30’s Katherine Russell Rich wrote a book called The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer – and Back. This book was an account of how she had gotten s...

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  • Healthcare Consumerism

    The topic of how to effectively communicate with your healthcare provider is just a minor part of a larger movement in healthcare called "Healthcare Consumerism". I would suggest you all go to this URL http://fardj.prblogs.org/2007/01/30/grand-rou...

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  • Successful Communication Skills for Cancer Patients

    Just the diagnosis of CANCER is enough. Your brain wants to shut down at that time. The doctor has to be wrong about the diagnosis or have the wrong person. But as it does sink in and you begin on your cancer journey, there are a couple of tips I ...

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  • Myths About Cancer

    Despite the many advances in cancer care in the past few decades I still hear people continuing to pass on myths about cancer. It is important that everyone (family, friends, health care providers) help dispel these rumors.For example, I still hea...

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  • Don't Confuse Me With The Facts

    As a former hospital executive and a long time researcher in the field of consumer health behavior, I tend to look at things differently than many of my colleagues in healthcare. Call me contrarian.The American Cancer Society for example just rele...

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  • How Can I Find A Research Study To Be In?

    Studies that are designed to test new treatments on humans are called Clinical Trials. Clinical trials are used to test treatments for cancer. Some are developed for specific symptoms. Before enrolling in a study be sure you talk to your doctor an...

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  • Optimism IV - Dealing with Fear Effectively

    To eliminate fear and regain control, you must experience your fears and see how they limit you. Then you need to take steps to counteract those fears, control your anxiety, and move forward once again.Positive thoughts are powerful. You can visua...

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  • Different Asian American Groups Face Different Cancer Risks

    I live in California, and besides having a Filipino wife, I know lots of people of Asian descent, some born in the US and many born in their native land. That’s why an article today in the New York Times about cancer rates in Asian Americans caugh...

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  • Talking About Quality of Life with Survivors - Fertility

    Today group of cancer survivors (young and old) joined me for a discussion about quality of life issues. They had so many wonderful suggestions on how to make the experience at a cancer center better and provided praise for things that are already...

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BA, MPH

Steve shares what he learned from his personal experience with cancer.

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