Monthly Archives: November 2017

Thanksgiving Portable Cooktop

This is nice Thanksgiving gift for mom: Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Duxtop Induction Cooktops use 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity – standard in all homes; Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage. With 15 power levels … Continue reading

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People with cancer are consumers of healthcare

What’s a hallmark of any premier consumer brand? They enable smart shoppers to get what we need, at just the right time. For example, if we buy a winter coat from an online marketplace, the shop encourages us to grab … Continue reading

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Empower cancer patients to improve quality of life

A group of metastatic breast cancer experts has urged policymakers to empower patients with greater choice and participation in their treatment and care, to improve the quality of life of patients, their carers and families. Breast cancer is the most … Continue reading

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Your Grandparents Can Increase Your Cancer Risk

A systematic review published in PLOS ONE found that kids are more likely to develop cancer sometime in their lives when exposed to grandparents. This also doesn’t mean that grandparents are radioactive or that grandkids should should use eGrandparents to try to … Continue reading

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Tom Marsiljie, cancer fighter and hero, died of colon cancer

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm, Dr. Tom Marsilje exited this world to be elevated into his next. Per Tom’s direct specifications, Becky Keller, President of The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation, will be delivering Tom’s final blog post … Continue reading

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Approaching Lung Cancer With Precision

DAVE KARLIN (second from left) celebrates with his family at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Walk/Run event in September at Lake Merced in San Francisco. The word “lucky” isn’t generally associated with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. But Dave Karlin … Continue reading

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Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Patients Diagnosed in Emergency Department Have Worse Survival

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed with their disease as part of an emergency presentation to acute medical services. Data show that the relative survival of those presenting in the emergency department (ED) is less than … Continue reading

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Computer for Cancer

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Join the fight against lung cancer

NOVEMBER is lung cancer awareness month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer — such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss — are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the … Continue reading

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I’m Not Afraid of Cancer!

What does it mean to have cancer? I struggle to grasp the answer. Something I blame when I don’t feel well? Something labeled as ‘the enemy’? Something that’s hardly recognizable in scans? Something I never imagined I could have. It’s … Continue reading

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15 beauty tips if you want to feel more confident

Cancer can affect your appearance, which can understandably affect the way you feel. Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are trained to offer make-up tips to help manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment, so people living with cancer can look and … Continue reading

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Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor

A prestigious oncology journal recently published an opinion piece titled, “Why I Keep Quiet about Being a Cancer Doctor.” I was depressed after reading it, because the author self-identified as “someone who deals with the onslaught of disease and despair … Continue reading

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Who needs lung cancer screening?

 Lung cancer is a certified killer, and it’s much more common than people realize. Of everyone who dies from cancer, more than a quarter will die from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in United States and … Continue reading

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I think it’s OK to be scared

 “I think it’s OK to be scared,” Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said of his cancer fight in an interview on Thursday night. “I still am, because I’ll have to deal with cancer the rest of my life.” Olcczyk began a half-year … Continue reading

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It ‘shouldn’t take brain cancer’ for John McCain to show courage

By Al Weaver  A House Democratic candidate said this week that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has shown an amount of “courage” recently by standing up to President Trump, but lamented that this only happened after his brain cancer diagnosis. “I’ve been … Continue reading

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Low-cost device to diagnose skin cancer

Hand-held device dubbed sKan measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma, and could save lives around the world. The sKan uses thermistors – thermally sensitive resistors – to detect if a suspect region of skin is malignant through thermal … Continue reading

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Alcohol causes seven cancers

The American Society for Clinical Oncology put out its first official warning on alcohol and cancer yesterday. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to develop at least seven types of cancer, oncologists warned in a statement released yesterday. Drinking … Continue reading

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Cancer Disparity

October was breast cancer month, with many fundraising events and coverage by the media. The top three cancers in women in order: lung, breast and colorectal. Why then is breast cancer awareness and funding so much more prevalent than the … Continue reading

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Lung cancer can be sneaky

Lung cancer can be sneaky, because the symptoms are similar to complications smokers typically experience, such as: Chest pain. Coughing up blood. Fatigue. Lingering cough. Loss of appetite. Shortness of breath. Weight loss. Wheezing. If these symptoms persist, you should … Continue reading

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