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Mesothelioma Hub

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Web site
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Mesothelioma Hub is your ultimate source for the latest information about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Our mission is simple: to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the educational, medical, and legal resources they need. Since 2003, our leadership team has been building the best sites on the web to provide patients and their families with information and resources to deal with debilitating asbestos-related diseases. We also have established relationships with some of the nation’s most renowned mesothelioma treatment specialists. All content included on Mesothelioma Hub is created by our team of researchers and journalists. All of our articles are fact-based and sourced from relevant publications, government agencies, and medical journals.

Contact information: 
Contact@MesotheliomaHub.com Denver Office 1200 17th St. Suite 26-153 Denver, CO 80202
Publish date: 
2/5/2019
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National Council for Aging Care

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At the National Council for Aging Care we promote education and awareness about the many considerations and issues facing seniors and their caretakers today. Aging.com is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about planning for healthy aging. If you have more questions, our experts can help you find the information you need to help you make the best decisions about insurance, government assistance, and other resources

Contact information: 
National Council for Aging Care 1200 G St NW Washington D.C. 20005 Toll Free Phone: 877-664-6140 Website: http://www.aging.com/

Cancer Financial Assistance

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Web site
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American Life Fund is a national cancer financial assistance company that assists cancer patients with selling their life insurance policy for funds. These funds pay for cancer-related expenses such as medical bills, living expenses, etc. They help you leverage an asset many don't know to be liquid much like your house, car, or boat. They have helped thousands of individuals with cancer attain financial relief.

 

Contact information: 
877-261-0632

Shipley Prostate Cancer Research Center

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Web site
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The Shipley Center's website offers easy-to-follow, impartial information on practically everything anyone needs to know about prostate cancer. There’s “Prostate 101,” an overview about the prostate, information about prostate cancer and getting a second opinion, and a checklist of symptoms; information on screening; treatment options; and the state of research.

Source: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Contact information: 
mpober@bu.edu
Publish date: 
September 19, 2017

CMS Begins Reporting on Hospital Return Days!

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Web site
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What are the Hospital Return Days?

Hospital Return Days are the average number of unplanned days patients who are hospitalized for certain conditions spend back in the hospital soon after they are discharged. Hospital Return Days include time spent in the emergency department, under observation, or in an inpatient hospital unit. CMS (the agency behind Medicare & Medicaid) recently updated its Hospital Compare website to provide information on hospital return days for patients who visit the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure. A video, which is available on www.corevideos.org, provides more information on hospital return days, and why they’re important!

How is this information useful to me or my family?

This information can help you, or a loved one, learn more about your local hospital and make an informed decision when it comes to your medical care.

What other information is available on Hospital Compare?

Hospital Compare provides you with a lot of interesting information. For example, it can tell you how often people die after visiting a hospital for a certain condition, how often complications occur after certain surgeries, and how likely patients are to return to a hospital for unplanned medical care within 30 days of leaving the hospital.

Information is available for a variety of medical conditions and surgical procedures, including:
*  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
*  Heart Attack
*  Heart Failure
*  Pneumonia
*  Stroke
*  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
*  Hip or Knee Replacement
Using this information, you can choose the hospital that is best for you.

For example, you can see how hospitals in your area compare with each other--and with the nation as a whole—when it comes to treating a heart attack. 

Why does CMS publicly report this information?

CMS’s goal in reporting this information is to improve health care. CMS evaluates hospital quality of care and gives incentives to hospitals to make improvements that result in better care.

How do I find this information on Hospital Compare?

You can access the website, for free, at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html. Enter your zip code, select a hospital (or hospitals) to compare, and view the Complications tab, Readmission & Deaths tab, or the Payment & value of care tab to see updated results.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to take advantage of this valuable information!

My Adult Brain Stem Tumor Story

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Web site
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I am 37 year old and on May 27th, 2016, I was diagnosed with a Brain Stem Glioma C71.9 .Since this is a very rare tumor to find in adults, I decided it'd be a good idea to share my story and experiences.

Source: 
www.brainstemtumorlady.com
Author/Speaker/Performer: 
Angelica B

Cervical Cancer Survivor Stories and Information

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Web site
Contact information: 
You may contact Lisa for information
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Smart Patients

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Web site
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Smart Patients is a website where cancer patients and caregivers can learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience. At Smart Patients, the term “patients” includes family members and friends, patient advocates, and survivors who use the website on behalf of patients. They are all part of the patient community.

It is currently focusing on cancer, because patients with different cancers can learn a lot from each other, especially when they are taking similar drugs, have similar complications, etc. Cancer, treatments and side effects, where to find help, how to cope with disease, clinical trials, research into disease and treatments, prevention, recurrence, end of life, grieving, and related topics are all important topics members can help each other with.

breastcancer.org

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Website that has informational pages on breast cancer, and discussion board forums divided into categories. I use this on a lot for post mastectomy pain, LE, DCIS, and Mastectomy without reconstruction.
I highly recommend anyone new read the informational about cancer and breast cancer.

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Small Cell Cancer (Non-Lung ) People with all types of cancer are welcome.

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Another place to chat with others. Share ideas and interesting articles. We are collecting a lot of information, please stop by.

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