October 9, 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and today, we have a guest blog from No Matter My Age, an organization created to help raise awareness about age bias in genomic testing within the breast cancer community.
September 29, 2017
Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why , Academy Award-winning film Spotlight , and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8 th and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community.
July 12, 2017
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering if you’ll qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, the answer may not be a simple yes or no. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has different eligibility criteria for each applicant.
July 5, 2017
Danielle Ofri is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at NYU, and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her latest book is What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear . Doctor-patient communication is a two-way highway of information, with each person endeavoring to convey information to the other. But there can be numerous roadblocks and detours, as anyone who has been party to our medical system can attest.
May 10, 2017
Paul Kraus had already proven himself to be a survivor by the time he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 1997. Born in a Nazi labor camp in 1944, Paul survived a cross-country escape to Poland with his mother and older brother when he was just a few months old. Four years later, he survived the ocean voyage aboard a refugee ship to Australia where the family started a new life and where he has lived ever since. Unfortunately, that emigration to one of world’s top producers of asbestos during the height of the mineral’s worldwide popularity probably also led to his unexpected diagnosis of mesothelioma almost 50 years later.
November 30, 2016
Calling all lung cancer patients/survivors and care partners! The science is finally moving faster, providing more treatment options and hope for the future. Now we also need to help shape what the future looks like in other ways. Here in Lung Cancer Awareness Month, please take a few minutes to register for the Cancer Experience Registry and fill out the questionnaire.
April 30, 2014
Maayan’s story that tells how she and the Hello Doctor app team are revolutionizing and simplifying the patient experience.
October 7, 2015
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, millions of women are faced with the tough decision of undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy, in addition to other forms of treatment like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Following these surgeries, which leave women with scars or no breasts at all, there is the option of having reconstructive surgery or leaving the scars as they are. Non-profits like P.Ink want to give women another option—tattoos. While tattooing over surgical scars is not a practice unique to P.Ink and can be requested at any tattoo parlor, P.Ink is one of the only nonprofits in the country that provides women with creative and self-expressive ways to transform their scars.