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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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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
On: Feb 12, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

Guest Post by Gary Schwitzer Lessons from 10 years of health news watchdog work In April, HealthNewsReview.org will be 10 years old. There is no comparable dynamic database of critiques of U.S. health care media messages. There are countless lessons to be learned from our experience of evaluating media messages about health care interventions. Two […]

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