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Cancer news articles round up: January 2011

Each week we scan the news headlines on Twitter too see how cancer is being discussed in the media and to stay on top of new research developments. Below is an overview of the cancer news articles that caught out eye over

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Build Your Own Personal Library

The Navigating Cancer development team has been hard at work and just released some changes to the site based on feedback from our members, including an updated member home page navigation and a new feature that allows you to save resources and

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Member home page navigation changes

With the recent website updates, you will notice that the member navigation on your home page has changed. Below is an overview of the changes. By combining links from some sections and moving others around, we’ve been able to simplify the navigation

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Cancer blog round up: February 3, 2011

This week we feature survivor blogs from a variety of cancer types including multiple myeloma, lymphoma, melanoma and breast, although many of the experiences they share are relatable across all cancer types. We also include a blog post from a supporter and Navigating

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Navigating Cancer blog directory

Part of our mission at Navigating Cancer is to foster an online community for people affected by cancer. Over the last few months we’ve featured a weekly round up of our favorite blog posts from the cancer blogosphere. The cancer survivor community

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Cancer blog round up: January 14

This week we feature blogs from survivors in a variety of cancer types including breast and thyroid cancer, melanoma and leukemia. From how to manage pain to not letting cancer get in the way of your dreams, as always there’s no shortage

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Xeloda side effects for breast cancer chemo

Xeloda Chemo Info for Breast Cancer As you may know, Navigating Cancer has a robust resource section with information on all the different chemotherapy regimens by cancer type, with in depth information about each chemotherapy drug and their potential side effects. Previously

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Shared experience promotion winner

We had a great response from the Navigating Cancer community to our shared experience promotion over the holidays, with over 60 stories published in a little over two weeks. We were unsure how many responses we would receive given how busy everyone

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Choosing to Smile

Three Navigating Cancer members and long time friends have written an inspirational book called Choosing to Smile, a story about how to remain positive when faced with adversity. All three women have had cancer at different points in their lives, and wanted

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Sprycel (dasatinib) approved for rare CML treatment

This Fall, Sprycel (dasatanib is the generic drug name) was approved by the FDA as a second line option to treat a rare form of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CP -CML). Previously, Sprycel

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Cancer blog round up: December 17

This week in our blog round up we feature breast and colon cancer bloggers, and two Navigating Cancer community members who have shared their cancer stories. As the year winds down, we’re thankful for all the stories and experiences that we’ve been

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Share Your Cancer Stories

Share an Experience for a Chance to Win a Kindle The holidays are a time to reflect on the past year, be thankful for your blessings, and a chance to give back to those in need and/or who played an important role in

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Cancer blog round up: December 10

December – No Cancer Awareness Month? The fall is a busy time for cancer awareness months, with September, October and November raising awareness for ten(!) different cancer types. Things slow down dramatically in the winter, with no awareness campaigns until March. The

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Social Media tools improve healthy behaviors

A new study from the University of Michigan showed that adding social media features to an internet based walking program significantly decreased the number of participants that dropped out. Seventy-nine percent of participants who used online forums to motivate each other stuck

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Dr. David Brailer discusses online medical records

Did you know that the United States has a health information czar? America’s first HIC was Dr. David Brailer, and below is a short interview he conducted with the Wall Street Journal where he talks about the importance of online medical records.We couldn’t agree

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Cancer blog round up: December 3

It’s Friday, and that means another round up of blog posts from the online cancer community. This week we feature posts from bloggers with lymphoma, thyroid and ovarian cancer. If you have a blog that you’d like us to consider for future

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Movember to remember

Mo’vember to Remember As Movember comes to a close we wanted to share the results of the great Navigating Cancer moustache experiment. With great care the men of NC strategically trimmed, shaved and cropped their mo’s into stylish(?) designs to raise awareness

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Cancer blog round up: week of Nov. 24

Before we close shop for the holiday, we wanted to publish another round up from the cancer blogosphere. This week we feature bloggers battling lymphoma, leukemia and prostate cancer, and of course a post about being thankful. We hope you’re surrounded by

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Cancer bloggers weigh in on caregiver survey

As you may have heard, this week we released the results of our caregiver survey. We asked members of the cancer blog community to share their thoughts on the findings as well – below are some of their posts. If you’d like

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Cancer caregiver survey results

4.6 Million Cancer Caregivers As you may know, last month we conducted a survey of cancer caregivers to learn more about their needs and experiences. With over 11 million people in the United States battling cancer every year, it’s estimated that 4.6

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Cancer blog round up: November 12

We continue to feature some bloggers from the lung cancer community as part of Lung Cancer Awareness month, and branch out to high light posts from some other cancer types as well. We’re still looking for bloggers from the pancreatic cancer community,

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Cancer blog roundup week of Nov. 5

November Awareness: Lung & Pancreatic Cancer, Family Caregivers With a new month comes a new group of cancer types that are running awareness campaigns and fundraisers. It can be tough generating attention after all the focus breast cancer receives in October (and

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Lung Cancer Awareness Events

As we mentioned last week, November is lung cancer awareness month (as well as pancreatic cancer), and while you couldn’t swing a meat dress in October without hitting a breast cancer campaign, it can be challenging for other cancer types to get

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Cancer blog round up: week of October 29

We finish up October and Breast Cancer Awareness month with a final look at some more breast cancer bloggers talking about pink garbage cans, Halloween and the need for more research rather than awareness. If you’d like to be considered for a

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Branded Patient Portal for Cancer Clinics

Branded Patient Portal Saves Time and Money Orlando’s Hematology & Oncology Consultants P.A. first partner to integrate, shifting intake process online We’re excited to introduce a white label version of our online care management tools for oncology clinics, and are thrilled to

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Tips for breast cancer patients and survivors

Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Cancer Care Alliance have been posting top 10 tips throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer awareness month. Each week a new list has focused on tips for prevention, screening, patients and survivors. Below

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Cancer blogger roundup: more breast cancer stories

Breast cancer bloggers share the struggles and side effects of their cancer journey This week’s posts keep with our breast cancer theme for the month of October, but also all share the different ways the bloggers have come to terms with the

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Breast cancer blog round up: October 15

Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Experiences As Breast Cancer Awareness month continues, we feature a variety of posts from bloggers sharing their thoughts and perspectives on the issues surrounding this type of cancer. Check them out and please take a moment to

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Has breast cancer awareness marketing gone too far?

Pinkwashing and edgy marketing campaigns raise concerns October is breast cancer awareness month, and already we’re hearing about some cause marketing campaigns that are raising questions based on the product partnerships, a practice that is being labeled as “pinkwashing”. Earlier this year

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