Latest Cancer survivor Stories

Report Finds 18 Million Cancer Survivors By 2022
2012-06-15 09:48:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Olivia Newton-John, star of the cult hit film “Grease,” once said “My cancer scare changed my life.  I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.” Surviving cancer is a major accomplishment and a new study finds that there will be a rise in the number of cancer survivors over the next few years. A recent report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) stated that...

2012-05-25 09:58:35

Scars left behind by childhood cancer treatments are more than skin-deep. The increased risk of disfigurement and persistent hair loss caused by childhood cancer and treatment are associated with emotional distress and reduced quality of life in adulthood, according to a new study led by a Northwestern Medicine advanced practice nurse, Karen Kinahan, and based on data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). The largest study of its kind, published May 21 in the Journal of Clinical...

2012-05-11 23:02:59

BBVA Compass Supports Life Beyond Cancer Foundation´s Providers for Survivors Network The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 BBVA Compass partners with the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation to offer financial education and consulting services as a piece of the LBCF Providers for Survivors Network (PFSN). The PFSN, a creation of Life Beyond Cancer Foundation, serves to provide assistance with cancer survivors´ unmet needs. BBVA Compass´ interest in Life Beyond Cancer was sparked...

2012-05-01 13:50:50

Researchers urge more patient-centered care African-American breast cancer survivors were satisfied with their cancer treatment, but most were never offered clinical trials opportunities or support services during or after their treatment, according to a study by a UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and her community partner, Rev. Tammie Dynse. The study, "The Unmet Needs of African-American Women with Breast Cancer," involved interviews with 137 African-American women who...

2012-04-26 23:02:04

Idfive announces that The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been recognized as an “Official Honoree” at the 16th Annual Webby Awards for their “Pocket Cancer Care Guide” iPhone app. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Idfive is thrilled to announce that The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been recognized as an “Official Honoree” at the 16th Annual Webby Awards (commonly referred to in the industry as “The...

2012-04-11 22:12:39

Childhood cancer survivors are living longer and there is an urgent need for better, more comprehensive ways to evaluate their health-related quality of life and need for psychosocial services, according to a review article in Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. JAYAO is the Official Journal of the Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO). The article is available free online at the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.