4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

4 Ways to Manage Cancer Treatment as Healthcare Changes

  Earlier this month, I attended the Blood Cancer Conference put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It was such an incredible opportunity to learn more about the state of cancer recovery from doctors and experts in the field.  From all the incredible speakers there, it was a topic that Dr. Saro Armenian brought up that really stuck with me:   Healthcare is moving away from a doctor centric system. Our healthcare system is changing. For decades, we have been operating with the responsibility of care placed solely on doctors and clinicians. However, with changes to our healthcare system...

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Tips & Tricks to Swallow All those Pills - A Pill Swallowing Guide

Tips & Tricks to Swallow All those Pills - A Pill Swallowing Guide

A Pill Swallowing Guide - Based on My Own Experience One pill. Two pills. Red pill. Blue pill. For many that are fighting diseases, the road to recovery is lined with pills. Cancer recovery is no different. Of course, we’ll have chemotherapy, radiotherapy, transplants, surgeries and more, but at every step of the way, a plethora of pills dictate your journey. There are pills to treat every part of cancer. Firstly, there are the pills that you need to fight the disease itself. Then, there are the pills that help treat the symptoms of the disease. And then there are...

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What I am Thankful For - From a Cancer Survivor

What I am Thankful For - From a Cancer Survivor

During my cancer recovery, I had many, many stays in the hospital. As a 10 year old, I dreaded every visit. Mainly because of the treatments, but there was also the boredom. A stay meant being isolated in your hospital room with nothing but a TV for entertainment. So naturally, I would bring a bunch of video games and a collection of DVDs to keep me company. But nothing I brought provided much comfort. It was only the nurses treating me who made my stays more tolerable. They could always put a smile on my face, even through the worst...

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