what a Harvard doctor and survivor wants you to know about getting the best care while preserving your self-image.
To create an awareness regarding early warning signs that may be indicative of ovarian cancer.
To create and promote resources for support, networking and education for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in order to help them in their battle. To unite and educate individuals, the medical community and organizations in the fight to overcome ovarian cancer and advance research toward a cure.
Ovarian cancer affects 1 in 55 women. Unfortunately, 75% to 80% are diagnosed in advanced stages greatly limiting life expectancy. This statistic has not changed in 20 years. This statistic can be changed through education and information to women and physicians about the risks and subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Advocacy and education of women and health care providers to promote awareness of symptoms, increase early detection and improve treatment methods. Provide support and networking for all those affected by this disease. Provide marketing, promotion and fundraisers to sustain our efforts and contribute to the ongoing research for a cure. Coordinate a speaker's bureau for community and local education.
Communications and coordination of local, state and national efforts to fight ovarian cancer.
With the passing of my wife (profile: JoanIRW), I finally took it upon myself to start a bulletin board system specifically for Angiosarcoma fighters, doctors, researchers, fund raisers and all the people supporting them.
For Doctors and Researchers: There is a section for only YOU to discuss various treatments and findings between each other; Hopefully this will be a boon to us all as it will help minimize "noise" between these much needed individuals.
Please help me make my promise to Joan a reality: "We will beat this for someone else... My Word."
a herbal supplement that doctors are prescribing for cancer patients in england. it seems to have a good following and it saved Jenny my friends life, I just wanted you to know about it, i hadnt heard of it before jenny took it.
Excellent book. She's been there and she understands.
The story of how Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation are now comming down with cancer.
"Cancerboy" by Matthew Cummings is a story of courage, determination and hope. The book not only discusses the author's journey through his treatment of Hodgkin's Disease, but also allows him to tell his story of how a freak accident at the age of 11 left him disfigured but did not discourage him. Personal journal entries as well as his poetry help tell his story.
His journal entries show the struggles that chemotherapy patients face on a daily basis, the very things that healthy individuals take for granted. It was quite an eye opening look into a cancer patient's point of view.
His use of humor will make you laugh and cry as you read about the interesting life he has lead. As well as how his love of cycling helped him get through some of the most difficult times of his life.
As a practicing oncology nurse, I found the book to be an enlightening glimpse at the challenges that my patients face that I may not always be aware of. I like to believe that it has made me a better nurse for reading this book. "Cancerboy" is a definite worthwhile read not just for cancer survivors and patients in treatment but also for caregives and healthcare professionals who care for these amazingly courageous individuals every single day.
Sheryl Abrams RN, OCN
The book can be found at milestogopress.com as well as contact information about the author.
"I wrote this diary to share my experience with all women: those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; those who have gone through it; and those who would like to be informed. I hope reading this will help you realize that cancer is a terrible disease that invades your body and is determined to destroy it. However, with the proper medical care, its not a death sentence, you can recover and life will go on. Joan Marshall "
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