This Weeks' Best of Health Matters
The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...
Any Newcomers to Support Groups?
On my previous post I discussed some of the different types of support groups. But there are many other facts and questions to ask about support groups. One aspect that is essential is what do you do if you are a newcomer?Regardless of the type of...
Yes, No, I Need More Information
One of the overall themes of this blog will be how can you live or cope with cancer. The day you or your loved one learned you had cancer you probably suffered from surprise, shock and were numb. Almost everyone feels disbelief. You may have known...
Laughing is One of the Best Medicines
Thanks to Rita for making me laugh in this week's grand rounds at msspnexus where she highlighted my post on whether cancer patients should discuss using complementary therapies with their physician
Another Good Resource: The Oncology Nursing Society
In addition to providing news and tips, science and how to cope and improve your physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being I would like this to be a site that you can go to for other resources that are accurate and credible.The one ...
Test Results From Your Doctor - No News Is Not Always Good News
You would think that being diagnosed with cancer was bad enough. But what if you discovered that a “communication glitch” resulted in a delayed diagnosis of your cancer? A delay that resulted in your being diagnosed as a Stage IV cancer patient wi...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is considered to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cancer related organizations and hospitals plan activities for community members, individuals with cancer and their families. This is a time to celebrate the progress that has been ma...
Tips For Scheduling Tests When You Have Cancer
From the time you are diagnosed with cancer and throughout your treatment and survival you will need to have various tests scheduled. These may include blood tests, ultrasounds, CAT or MRI o PET scans, breathing tests and many other types of tests...
Good News About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer research has made significant progress in the past decade. Even if there was no further progress from today the number of women dying from breast cancer five years from now would continue to drop because of all the advances made in t...
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...