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Weekly cancer blog round up: October 8

As October rolls on, we continue to focus on bloggers sharing their thoughts about Breast Cancer Awareness month. We also feature a post from an ovarian cancer blogger. Please share your thoughts and any other blogs you’d like us to include in

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Cancer blog round up: Breast Cancer Focus

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Today is the start of breast cancer awareness month, are you ready for an explosion of pink?! We’ll be sharing posts from breast cancer bloggers throughout October, as well as some of the interesting posts from

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Cancer caregiver survey

Survey for cancer caregivers – support the supporters Last week we wrote about a new page on our site that outlines the tools and resources that are available to cancer caregivers, and how those tools can help alleviate some of the anxiety

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Cancer blog round up: week of 9-24-10

We continue to share posts from bloggers whose cancers are in the September “Awareness” month, with a focus this week on ovarian cancer. As always, please feel free to share your own blog’s link with us in comments. The hilariously named If

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NCCN releases new cancer patient treatment guidelines

Patient Guidelines Published for Breast and Lung Cancer The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today released updated guidelines for breast and lung cancer patients. The guidelines were created to help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate the maze of treatment options that

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Tools and resources to support cancer caregivers

750,000 Cancer Caregivers More than 1.4 million cases of cancer are diagnosed each year, and studies suggest that at least 50 percent of those diagnosed with cancer will have someone in their immediate family act as their caregiver. Being a caregiver is

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Cancer blog weekly round up: September 17

September is a big month for cancer awareness, as it’s awareness month for seven(!) cancer types including ovarian, leukemia/lymphoma and prostate cancer. In this week’s roundup, we have a couple of posts from bloggers battling those types of cancer, as well as

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Cancer blog round-up for the week of Sep. 10

Before you check out the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon tonight, here are some of our favorite posts from the week in cancer blogging to get you through Friday. Enjoy. In Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset: A Dear Thyroid Blog Tour, Charlcie

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Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon

Tomorrow night @ 8pm Stand Up 2 Cancer is hosting a telethon that will take over all the major networks, as well as many cable channels. Hosted by the three network news anchors, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams, the telethon

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Patient advocacy trend continues to grow

It’s encouraging to see the growing trend in patient advocacy and personal involvement as reported recently in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, the later focusing on patient’s that are actively tracking their health. There are several studies being run at

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Home page improvements for Supporters

We made some improvements today to the home page design. Below is a screen shot and overview of those changes as they relate to supporters. The green box on the right tells you that you are a supporter and provides a link

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Home page improvements for clinic staff

Today we added a new feature to the clinic home page. Clinic staff admins can now enter a message and add a list of directives that will be added to their patients’ home pages. This allows clinics to have a presence on

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Member home page design improvements

Today we released a new design for the member home page. This is the page you see once you log in. The changes are unique based on the role you selected when you registered (survivor, supporter, caregiver, professional). Note that if you

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Gena Cook interview on King 5 TV Seattle

Our fearless leader, Gena Cook, was interviewed on KING5 TV’s morning news program today. It was a great opportunity to show off some of the site features that benefit cancer patients and their health care team, specifically the Daily Health Journal and

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Nurse Navigators help cancer patients navigate their care

Nurse Navigators: Dedicated professionals that help cancer patients navigate their care We at Navigating Cancer are proud of the work we do each day to provide cancer patients and their loved ones tools to organize and better communicate with the people that

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Prepare for Doctor Visit form improvements

What is the Prepare for Doctor Visit form and why cancer patients should use it Time spent with a physician is one of the most important parts of a cancer patient’s journey, and it’s critical that they can provide their physicians with

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Pan-Mass Challenge bike ride draws over 5000

The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and is credited as the first bike-athon in the nation to use cycling as a way to raise money for a cause. Started in 1980 by 36

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TCH Chemotherapy Regimen for Breast Cancer

Navigating Cancer has a plethora of informative articles about chemotherapy drugs and regimens, some of the most complete information available online. In an effort to bring attention to these resources, we will be posting summaries to the blog so you can get

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Meaningful Use Incentives for Cancer Clinics

You may have heard about the “meaningful use” regulation that was approved by Congress on July 13th as part of the HITECH act, laying out the specific requirements for hospitals and clinics that implement electronic health records to receive incentivized payments. The

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Cancer survival rate doubles since 70’s

A cancer charity in the UK has released findings from a study of survival trends over the last 40 years showing that people diagnosed with breast, bowel and ovarian cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are twice as likely to survive at least 10

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The Big C trailer – new TV show about cancer

Showtime is launching a new series on August 16 about a woman who is diagnosed with cancer called “The Big C“. Starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt, it’s billed as a comedy where the main character learns to live life to the

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Navigating Cancer CEO Gena Cook interview

Our fearless leader, Gena Cook, was recently interviewed by the Healthcare Blog, an independent resource covering news and information in the health care field. It was also posted at their sister publication, Health 2.0, a blog focused on technology innovations within the

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Cell phone radiation law passes in San Francisco

In previous blog posts we linked to a report that studies were inconclusive regarding cell phone radiation causing brain tumors, and a National Cancer Institute (NCI) report last month about the need for more research into environmental risk factors that could cause

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Health insurer pays for more nurses to save money long term

Geisinger Health System operates a number of clinics and hospitals in Pennsylvania, and also acts as an insurer for 250,000 people. They have been experimenting with innovative approaches to delivering high quality health care at reduced costs. One such experiment is to

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