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Patient Resource® Cancer Guide

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Linette Atwood, CEO/Publisher, Patient Resource Publishing understands cancer at all levels and felt she could put her knowledge and experience to your advantage. Her father died of stomach cancer at 62, her husband died of leukemia at 50, her sister died of breast cancer at 49, and Linette was diagnosed and beat breast cancer.

Their trusted patient education publications are the most comprehensive, nationally distributed cancer resources in the United States. They distribute, free of charge, more than 500,000 copies of their guides annually, primarily through physician offices, cancer treatment facilities and patient advocacy organizations. Continue Reading…

Celebrating Cancer Survivors in Kansas City

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Remarks by Linda Bloch Lyon, vice president of the R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, at the 24th annual Kansas City Celebration of Life Rally on National Cancer Survivors Day, Sunday, June 7, 2009…

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How to Start A Cancer Hotline

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Recognizing the need:

  • One out of every four Americans will get cancer. The diagnosis and treatment can be very traumatic experiences.
  • Many people equate cancer with death, not realizing that with prompt, proper care and a positive outlook many cancers can be cured Continue Reading…

Cancer Survivors Park

We believe that the second greatest correctable cause of cancer mortality (smoking being #1) is relating death and cancer. Many have been brought up to believe that a diagnosis of cancer means automatic death. Some believe that treatments are worse than death. When they are diagnosed, they give up and do not try to fight. Continue Reading…

The Origin of National Cancer Survivors Day

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Very close friends of ours live in Jerusalem, Israel. He is an extremely important and well known man there. Their son was married to our daughter for many years. Several years ago he needed open heart surgery. His family recommended he go to Baltimore, New York, Boston or Cleveland. Suddenly we heard he had the surgery in Haifa. Continue Reading…

Cancer Checklist

Checking this page could save your life!

Cancer Facts:

  • There is no type of cancer from which someone has not been cured!
  • There is no type of cancer for which there are no treatments!
  • Cancer is the most curable of all chronic diseases! Continue Reading…

A New Tool for Clergy to Help Cancer Patients

The diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic event for individuals and is usually the first time they realize their mortality. They are scared, out of control and need help. One of the first sources from whom they might seek help is the clergy. Because the diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence, this is an opportunity for the clergy Continue Reading…

The Birth Of A New Program

The diagnosis of cancer is possibly one of the first times an individual realizes they are mortal and they might die. They are scared, out of control and need help. One of the first sources from whom they might seek help is the clergy. Because the diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence, this is an opportunity for the clergy Continue Reading…

HELP is Only a Phone Call Away

The trauma of being diagnosed with cancer is enormous. All of us who have been there know it. The questions that race through our minds, even while the physician is still trying to explain the situation, are unending. Will I die? Will I be an invalid? Will I have terrible pain? What do I tell my family? What do I tell my friends? How will I handle my work? Will I have to endure Continue Reading…

Breast Self Examination

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The American Cancer Society says one out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. At the moment, we do not know what to do to avoid developing breast cancer. We understand many things such as decreasing fat intake could possibly help, but we are not certain why the tremendous rise in the incidence of Continue Reading…

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