chemotherapy Archive

Oncology for Christmas (or the day after)

I had the opportunity to be a guest on This Week in Oncology’s weekly web radio show with Dr. Richard Just and Gregg Masters. Enjoy!

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Healthcare a passion of yours? Win an award!

WEGO Health is an online network of people from across the globe who use the internet and social media to connect around health and share health information. WEGO calls us Health Activists, and they’ve  created a special awards program to recognize those Health Activists who are making a real difference in the online health community: [&hellip

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How far would you go for medical treatment?

No, not how far you’d go in the Denzel Washington/John Q/hold-a-hospital-hostage sense. In the get-on-a-plane-toward-care sense. Medical tourism has seen an exponential rise with patients in the US as health care costs and the number of uninsured patients have risen over the last 15 years. In a TIME magazine piece in 2006, Curtis Schroeder, CEO [&hellip

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Beeting Up On Oneself

As a person participating in the fun-filled romp known as chemotherapy, your ‘umble correspondent has been able to make all sorts of wonderful discoveries. There was “anorexia”, wherein our heroine was introduced to the practice of picky eating. Not something she had been familiar with previously, at all. There was “chemo brain”, wherein she learned [&hellip

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Last week, I discovered just what the storied chemotherapy side-effect called "chemo-brain" feels like. Stupid. On the short bus. Intellectually disabled. Whatever you call it, it sucks. Now that I’m emerging from the fog, I find myself reflecting on the stories we tell ourselves – the internal monologue of our lives, if you will. The [&hellip

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