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Fear of recurrence ‘almost universal’ among cancer survivors

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By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com For individuals who have survived cancer and endured its treatment, the threat of recurrence may never entirely fade away. For some survivors, living with this uncertainty can become a source of unbearable, paralyzing fear. “It’s important to understand that the fear of cancer recurrence is almost universal among cancer survivors,” Tara Sanft, MD, a medical …

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Ancora.ai: Patients and caregivers with endometrial cancer

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Eligibility Criteria We are inviting the following patients to participate in the interviews: Patients with or caregivers for stage 3 or 4 endometrial cancer Study Details 1-hour virtual interview conducted via computer plus 20 minutes pre-work activity The goal of this research is to better understand the metastatic patient and caregiver emotional journey from diagnosis through treatment with best supportive …

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Ancora.ai: Patients and caregivers with pancreatic cancer

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Eligibility Criteria Patient profile sought: We are inviting the following patients to participate in the interviews: Patients with or caregivers for stage 3 or 4 pancreatic cancer Study Details 1-hour virtual interview conducted via computer plus 20 minutes pre-work activity The goal of this research is to better understand the metastatic patient and caregiver emotional journey from diagnosis through treatment …

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Ancora.ai: Patients and caregivers with squamous head and neck cancer

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Eligibility Criteria We are inviting the following patients to participate in the interviews:  Patients with or caregivers for stage 3 or 4 head and neck cancer Study Details 1-hour virtual interview conducted via computer plus 20 minutes pre-work activity The goal of this research is to better understand the metastatic patient and caregiver emotional journey from diagnosis through treatment with …

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Can Brazil Nuts Protect Against Cancer?

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By: Ty & Charlene Bollinger From: thetruthaboutcancer.com At The Truth About Cancer, we’re absolutely nuts about natural cancer prevention. But what if nuts could be the secret to a cancer-free life? Research shows that that may be just the case! In this article, we’re going to focus on Brazil nuts, which demonstrate incredible anti-cancer benefits. [We should clarify that, technically, …

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Savvy Cooperative: People 50+ Who Have Been Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness or Cancer to Test a Text-Based Support Program

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCREENER SCOPE We need people 50+ who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or cancer to test a text-based support program Eligibility Criteria: Adult 50+ who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness or cancer NOTE: Only patients with verified diagnoses will be considered Must currently own a cell phone and use it for texting USA Details: Virtual in-depth …

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Misguided Drug Pricing Legislation Would Put Innovative Treatments Out of Reach

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Source: laopinion.com La Opinion, the largest national Spanish-language outlet, published a piece by patient advocate, Irma Resendez, on H.R.3, which would limit the development of innovative new treatments and decimate the innovation ecosystem in California by threatening patient access to much-needed treatments. Before I became an advocate, I was a patient. I was a woman who was in constant severe …

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Poor Health-Related Quality of Life May be Associated With Increased Mortality Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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By: Ariana Pelosci From: cancernetwork.com A number of prognostic and treatment related factors have been found to impact health-related quality of life among survivors of breast cancer. Prognostic and cancer treatment–related factors may be predictive of health-related quality of life (HRQOL), which is associated with risk of mortality among survivors of breast cancer, according to a study published in the …

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The Netherlands Cancer Institute opens doors of new unique hybrid OR in the Netherlands

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From: prnewswire.com Minimally invasive procedure with mobile CT scanner increases precision in cancer treatment Last week, a new hybrid operating room (CT Angio Combination) opened its doors at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). This operating room comes equipped with a mobile CT scanner in addition to an x-ray machine, allowing for simultaneous diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment (without incision) of …

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The Cancer Side Effects That Never Disappear

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By: Jane Biehl Ph.D. From: curetoday.com I think most of us cancer survivors will agree we are grateful for every day and rejoice if we are in remission. When we are told we have NED (no evidence of disease), we want to party! What we seldom realize on this tricky cancer journey is that some of the side effects are …