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The Waiting Game

“Of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than
the simple act of waiting.” Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns…

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How Are The Price for Cancer Drugs Decided?

This may be a bit of a long read, but it explains precisely why I speak in Washington DC every year to fight for FACT legislation: (Fair Access To Cancer Treatment) and why every US citizen should be speaking up. 1,150 more words


Lymphoma & Flu Shots

Here are some important facts for patients to know about flu shots:

  • Seasonal flu shots (influenza vaccines) are recommended for cancer survivors and anyone who has contact with a cancer patient.
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Well Being

Genetic testing of young bowel cancer patients could save lives

Lynch Syndrome  (LS), formerly known as Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a familial cancer syndrome; affected individuals have disease-associated mutations in one of a number of key genes involved in normal DNA repair processes (most commonly the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6  and PMS2 genes). 529 more words

Colorectal Cancer

Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal

By Nilanjana Gupta

Barasat: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can’t make it to the durga puja pandals. 219 more words

News - General

Colon Cancer Worse in African-Americans

African-American colorectal cancer patients do worse than Caucasian ones, U.S. researchers found.

African-American patients are more likely to have worse pathological features at diagnosis and to have a worse five-year survival rate compared to Caucasian patients. 159 more words

Cancer Treatment

After the diagnosis: Living with cancer

Statistics reveal that about half of all men and a third of all women in the U.S. will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. 306 more words