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Survivorship

Introducing Cancer Harbors

Guest Post by Alene Nitzky Cancer Harbors™ introduces an interactive online service designed to meet the needs of people who have recently completed cancer treatment. The low-cost program is ideally designed for the needs of early stage breast cancer survivors, but those with other types and stages of cancer will benefit from nearly all of the […]

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Receiving a New Cancer Diagnosis and Test Results: Can We Do Better?

In October 2015, we asked the online cancer patient community for input on their preferences for receiving an initial cancer diagnosis and other test results. The question was prompted by a discussion on a breast surgeon forum. We received 1000 completed surveys! On April 16th, 2016,  Dr. Deanna Attai presented “Survey of Patient Perspectives on […]

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Cancer Survivorship and Social Media

You have been asked to participate in this survey that is designed to answer several questions. There is a relative lack of information on the extent of involvement of cancer survivors in online support groups, chat rooms, and journal clubs, and a lack of information on the frequency with which survivors receive information after cancer […]

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Weight Management – Let’s get serious!
On: Mar 14, 2016
By: Alicia

Did you know that overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for cancer recurrence and mortality, especially for breast cancer survivors? Cancer survivors are often motivated to make changes to their lifestyle habits, but approximately 2/3 of cancer survivors are overweight or obese. Weight loss and weight management are important parts of cancer survivorship. Check […]

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Nutrition after Cancer
On: Feb 11, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD Cancer Survivors are often highly motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health. However, a recent study comparing cancer survivors’ dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. People who have survived cancer eat fewer green vegetables and whole […]

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