Cancer Connect-Patients Rising Blog

Clinical Trials Move into the Mainstream

By Frank Ingari, CEO of Cure Forward

The newly diagnosed cancer patient often experiences a new relationship with time.

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Dealing with Distress

By Teresa L. Deshields and Clorinda Walley

Why it’s important to acknowledge distress during cancer care and what to do about it

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Before You Seek Care Far From Home…

By John Leifer

Sometimes the journey through cancer involves traveling far from home.

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Protons & Prostate Cancer Treatment

By John Leifer

There are few things more mind-numbing than nuclear physics.

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Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy

By John Leifer

Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity…

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Post Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients

By John Leifer

There are few life events that can transform our daily reality more swiftly than a diagnosis of cancer.

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Improving Our Self-talk Can Ease Our Journey Through Cancer

By John Leifer

The journey through cancer is never easy, but the way we choose to view it can make a big difference in our daily lives…

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Are There Cracks In ICER’s Latest Report?

By Jonathan Wilcox

As advocates working with and for patients, we are concerned by attempts to “rank” treatments for deadly cancers in any way that either interferes with clinical…

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Does processed meat cause colorectal cancer?

By Charles Weaver, MD

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer.

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New ACS Breast Screening Guidelines Create Confusion

By Charles Weaver, MD

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently changed its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The ACS now recommends…

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Express Scripts Shouldn’t Just Take the Money and Run

By Jonathan Wilcox

The other day, a friend reminded us of a radio ad we were trying to remember that said something like, “Ask most people what stops their car…

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Understanding Precision Cancer Medicine

By Charles Weaver, MD

Precision cancer medicine is an evolving concept in cancer care that aims to leverage new genomic information about a specific cancer to more precisely…

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285-Supplement-150x150How ‘Step Therapy’ Tramples Cancer Patients

By Jonathan Wilcox

Health insurance companies are constantly looking for ways to hold down costs. Since America’s health care system has a price tag of nearly $3 trillion, the impulse is understandable.

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Why A Second Opinion is Important after a Diagnosis of Cancer?

By Charles Weaver, MD

A second opinion is an important part of becoming educated about your cancer and your treatment options. The more you can learn about your diagnosis…

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