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Category Archives for Survivors

Mammography Does NOT Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality

“for each breast cancer death prevented, about three over-diagnosed cases will be identified and treated.” “MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES” is often a rallying cry for many breast cancer

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The Cost of Surviving AYA Cancer- Suleika Jaouad

Between co-payments, out-of-network costs, the out-of-pocket costs of my AYA cancer care have already amounted to tens of thousands of dollars… Patients don’t know what they don’t know.

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Identify, Heal Prostate Cancer Radiation Damage-

Radiation damage from prostate cancer therapy to small bowel tissue can cause acute or chronic radiation enteritis producing symptoms such as pain, bloating, nausea, faecal urgency, diarrhoea and rectal

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Lymphoma-Herbs and Antioxidant Supplementation as Therapy

“Curcumin is the pigment of turmeric, a well-known chemopreventive agent that has been shown to suppress the proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells, including lymphoma…” Years

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Are retinoblastoma survivors genetically predisposed to secondary cancers?

“Despite excellent survival rates among children treated for Rb, survivors with a germline mutation in their Rb1 gene (hereditary Rb) are prone to subsequent cancers including sarcomas, melanoma,

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Ken Youner, kidney cancer survivor

“I quickly jumped off the table and went over to the computer screen, and I immediately knew I had kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma (RCC)).” As a physician, cancer was not something unknown

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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients (AYA) Often Lack Support: Study

“Conclusions-Substantial proportions of Adolescent and Young Adult patients are not utilizing psychosocial support services. Findings suggest the importance of identifying psychologically distressed

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Lisa’s Story-Leukemia Diagnosis of “Not Necessarily”

Does this mean I’m going to die?” Lisa asked innocently to Dr. Nantel, the hematologist at the Vancouver General Hospital. He had just diagnosed her with leukemia. “Not necessarily” was his reply Does

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Anna Warner’s Thyroid Cancer Survivor Story

“Your thyroid gland absorbs nearly all of the iodine in your body. When radioactive iodine (RAI), also known as I-131, is taken into the body in liquid or capsule form, it concentrates in thyroid

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Life after Esophageal Cancer Surgery aka Esophagectomy

Background: Esophagectomy represents an exemplar of controlled major trauma, with marked metabolic, immunologic, and physiologic changes as well as an associated high incidence of complications. Eicosapentaenoic

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