Latest Cancer patient Stories

2012-01-06 08:00:00

The Mesothelioma Victims Center was created after a close family member was diagnosed with this incurable form of cancer. The Mesothelioma Victims Center now offers an unparalleled free service for individuals, Veterans of the US Navy, or families dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis. This free service includes, assistance in finding the absolute best mesothelioma cancer treatment options, in the specific area of the victim, along with specific contact information for the best oncology...

2010-10-14 14:57:46

An article published in the Ffall 2010 issue of CR, the AACR's magazine for cancer survivors and their families and caregivers, details the immense challenges faced by those who suffer with cancer and lack the necessary resources for proper treatment and care "” the homeless. CR magazine contributing writer Cynthia Ryan, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, took to the streets over the last year to offer a glimpse into the lives of...

2010-02-11 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation will expand its services to provide co-payment assistance for medications to underinsured patients through five new funds -- including grants of up to $10,000 per year for prostate cancer patients. The other new funds will provide access to medications for patients with hepatitis B or C, non-kidney solid organ transplants, cytomegalovirus (or CMV), and acromegaly. These new funds are an expansion of...

2009-11-03 06:40:00

JERICHO, N.Y., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In his debut memoir, "No Expiration Dates: A Cancer Patient's Strategies for Survival" (published by iUniverse), Leon Weisman recounts his unique and inspirational battle with lung cancer while also offering practical advice about the emotional and social changes that a cancer diagnosis can bring to a patient as well as a family embarking on the fight to stay alive. Undoubtedly, Weisman's success with battling cancer gives him the experience to address...

2009-08-31 07:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Virgil H. Simons, Founder and President of The Prostate Net announced the organization will be conducting its inaugural golf outing to raise support for their mission of providing educational awareness, treatment and management option initiatives for prostate cancer patients and healthcare providers. The Fore! Informed Decisions Golf Outing will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Sunningdale Country Club located in...

2009-04-02 22:55:25

Children who survived cancer had an elevated risk of poor educational achievement and learning difficulties, Canadian researchers said. These are very significant findings, Barbara Kaminsky, chief executive officer of the Canadian Cancer Society of British Columbia and Yukon, said in a statement. It is not good enough to just improve survival rates for these children. We need to ensure that as many childhood cancer patients as possible become more than survivors -- rather we hope to have...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.