Tag Archives: Cancer

A patient’s perspective on the path to diagnosis of stomach cancer

(BPT) – To Nelson Civello, the fullness and mild discomfort he felt in his stomach seemed like nothing at first, but as these symptoms continued, he began to worry that something more serious was going on. After discussing his symptoms with multiple doctors, and receiving a number of diagnoses, Nelson had a lingering feeling that […] Read more

Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – This post is brought to you by Eisai Inc. When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, ‘beating’ the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which […] Read more

4 ways to take back control from breast cancer

(BPT) – It is no secret that dealing with breast cancer is hard. It can turn lives upside down, inspiring concerns on topics as wide-ranging as maintaining daily routines, paying for treatment and life expectancy. Underlying it all is its emotional toll. According to a survey by Ford Warriors in Pink, 44 percent of breast […] Read more

Clinical trials and the vital role they play in furthering cancer research

(BPT) – The world of health care is one of constant innovation and discovery. New drugs, treatments and ideas are needed to combat the various health problems Americans face every single day. It is an ever-evolving challenge, and as health concerns are conquered, one constant threat remains: Cancer. According to the American Society of Read more

Advocate for your care: Recognizing and tracking symptoms of a rare blood cancer

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Living with a rare disease can present a unique set of challenges, as people may experience symptoms for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis. Once diagnosed, it may be challenging to locate a physician familiar with this rare disease, or to even connect […] Read more

New FDA-approved method of lung cancer detection gives many hope

(BPT) – Each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other form of cancer – more than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates of the 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, 155,000 will succumb to the disease. Many have heard the statistics about lung cancer, […] Read more

Pancreatic cancer: Know your family, know your risk

(BPT) – Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with a mere 29 percent one-year survival rate. In 2016, pancreatic cancer became the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, surpassing breast cancer. The time frame between diagnosis and death is often short. Only 7 percent of people diagnosed with […] Read more

Tips for managing prostate cancer

(BPT) – Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 7 men will have prostate cancer detected during their lifetime. The disease can strike any man at any time; men who are over the age of 60, have a family history […] Read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Cancer Clinical Trials

(BPT) – In 2012, Donna Fernandez was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer-a disease that claims the lives of more than 150,000 men and women in the United States each year. She went through multiple rounds of various medicines, but her disease progressed. Her doctor offered her a choice: start a new chemotherapy regimen or […] Read more

Thankful for every moment while living with lung cancer

(BPT) – As a busy mother of two sons, Ivy Elkins shrugged off her sore neck and elbow pain for months. She thought it was probably from the extra hours spent planning a bar mitzvah for her oldest son. After all, a middle-aged woman who never smoked doesn’t fit the typical profile of a lung […] Read more
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