Cancer Financial Assistant Links

Since many people coming to this site are looking for immediate financial assistance, we are publishing direct links to this information to lead to Cancer Resource Mama, a site we have helped launch. The woman responsible for Cancer Resource Mama has worked tirelessly to do this research   These links open in a new tab: Financial Assistance […]

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No Shame – Bill Keller Bullies Cancer Patient Lisa Bonchek Adams

It all began last Wednesday when Emma Keller, spouse of former New York Times chief editor (and now weekly columnist) BIll Keller, penned a piece for The Guardian. It concerned a woman in New England named Lisa Adams, who is battling cancer and writing about the experience on Twitter, mainly for educational value, drawing a […]

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Insuring the terminal patient – Excerpt for Info

Found via BoingBoing: Janet says, “Despite what the official statistics say, metastatic (stage IV) lung cancer is NOT an automatic death sentence. Newer therapies and personalized medicine now offer such patients months or even years of quality time to spend enjoying family, friends, hobbies, even travel and work. Yet insurance companies and doomsday doctors still […]

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Angelina Jolie | Double Mastectomy Due to Cancer Gene

“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk […]

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The Fight To Take Back Our Genes

“On May 12, 2009, the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are unconstitutional and invalid. On November 30, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to hear argument on the patentability of human genes. The Court will […]

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Widespread Flaws Found in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care and miss out on treatments that could add a year or more to their lives, a new study has found. Ann Johansson for The New York Times Dr. Robert E. Bristow is the lead author of a new study. The results highlight what many experts say is […]

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Affordable Care Act Health Law Largely Stands

The Supreme Court has spoken, and I want to tell you what it means to me as a cancer survivor. I’m not afraid to admit that I was opposed to the Affordable Care Act, what some people refer to as Obamacare, when it passed. But there was something that concerned me more, and that was […]

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Hi Everyone!

I have just changed the header for the site to reflect a new attitude of joy and hope.  I have been in the weeds with an eye opening new project that has consumed my time over the last few months, partnering with a brilliant social media marketing guy Brent Campbell of A Hundred Miles and […]

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Susan G. Komen Foundation Betrays Women for Right Wing GOP

The insanity of the GOP Republican Party + Evangelical Right Agenda against Women continues. Shame on you Susan G. Komen Foundation ~ Planned Parenthood is a critical safety net for women across America and with so many of the middle class falling between the cracks into poverty, the role of Planned Parenthood in more important […]

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Unbiased, Useful information from The National Cancer Institute Help Line

1-800-422-6237 The National Cancer Institute Help Line The cancer line fields a wide variety of queries, including what to expect after different diagnoses; what to ask doctors; where to get help with financial, legal, and transportation problems that might interfere with treatment; the benefits and side effects of different treatment options; and what clinical trials are […]

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Avastin Approval Revoked F.D.A. as Breast Cancer Drug

“After reviewing the available studies,” she continued, “it is clear that women who take Avastin for metastatic breast cancer risk potentially life-threatening side effects without proof that the use of Avastin will provide a benefit, in terms of delay in tumor growth, that would justify those risks. Nor is there evidence that use of Avastin […]

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Breasts… They Need Your Support! ~ JPG Magazine Contest 10-11-11

With National Breast Cancer Month (October) upon us (http://www.nbcam.org/), we want to throw our support behind some great organizations that are helping those patients, survivors, families and others that have been affected by this disease. This Shoot Out photo contest is intended, mirroring the goal of NBCAM, to increase awareness of the disease and to raise […]

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U.S. Panel Says No to Prostate Screening for Healthy Men

NY Times By Gardiner Harris 9/7/11 Healthy men should no longer receive a P.S.A. blood test to screen for prostate cancer because the test does not save lives over all and often leads to more tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain, impotence and incontinence in many, a key government health panel has decided. The draft […]

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