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Cancer Insurance Checklist

pdf-homeFrom the Cancer Support Community, the Cancer Insurance Checklist is a valuable tool. It is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer. Click below to get the checklist:

http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/

Fatigue: Defend Against Drain on Your Energy

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This article from Patient Resource Guide is valuable information for patients and their caregivers.

It provides a good comparison of normal, everyday, tiredness and cancer treatment induced fatigue. It is essential to understand the differences.

 

http://www.patientresource.com/Fatigue.aspx?utm_source=080113&utm_campaign=NL+080113&utm_medium=email

 

Finding a Clinical Trial Just Got Easier (Curetoday.com)

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cure_001Read this important article on a very helpful website to find clinical trails!

Article By Cure Today

http://curetoday.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/article.show/id/2/article_id/2139

Considerations / Training Guide Before Becoming an Autologous Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant Caregiver

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DISCIPLINE:

  • The caregiver must be free from any illness or allergy.
  • Clean hands are a must at all times while around the patient.
  • When the patient wants to talk, be positive and supportive Continue Reading…

What Should I Eat? What Shouldn’t I Eat?

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These questions take on new urgency after a cancer diagnosis.  At the Bloch Cancer Hotline, we often  hear from people who want to change their diet during and after cancer treatments. Many cancer organizations offer guidance, but you should also consider a consultation with Continue Reading…

PDQ From NCI – Physician Data Query

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PDQ is an online database developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute. Designed to make the most current, credible, and accurate cancer information available to health professionals and the public Continue Reading…

ASCO’s Cancer.Net en Español

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El sitio Web de la Sociedad Estadounidense de Oncología Clínica (American Society of Clinical Oncology, en inglés). En este sitio Web puede buscar información para ayudar a los pacientes y las familias a tomar decisiones informadas sobre el cuidado de la salud Continue Reading…

ASCO-The American Society of Clinical Oncologist Provides Clear, Accurate Information on Cancer in English and Spanish.

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ASCO, The American Society of Clinical Oncology has an excellent website that provides information Continue Reading…

Acupuncture and Cancer

Cancer Forums conducted by major cancer treatment hospitals can be an excellent way to get your questions answered by an expert.  We receive many questions regarding integrative cancer care during treatment so this forum caught our attention.   Continue Reading…

Clinical Trial Terminology Explained

New from Johns Hopkins Health Alerts–The National Cancer Institute estimates that between 5% and 8% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials. Why is the number so low? Part of the problem is that many patients believe that all clinical trials include a placebo (an inactive treatment with no known therapeutic value)  and treat participants like “guinea pigs”–neither of which is true. To help clear up the confusion, this Johns Hopkins Health Alert explains clinical trial terminology, including randomization, placebo, and blinding. Click on the link to read the complete report: http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/prostate_disorders/JohnsHopkinsHealthAlertProstateDisorders_3263-1.html?ET=johnshopkins_blog:e34955:607412a:&st=email&st=email&s=EPH_091217_013

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