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Crisis Looming For Cancer Care In The US
2013-09-11 05:17:37

[ Watch the Video: US Cancer Care System Is In Crisis ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Delivery of cancer care in the US is facing a crisis due to the aging population, increased demand and rising costs of treatment, a shrinking oncology work force and the complexity of the disease, according to a new Institute of Medicine report released on Monday. According to the report, the cancer incidence rate is expected to increase 45 percent (from 1.6 million new...

2013-09-05 23:28:26

myHeart, yourHands is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and equipping cancer survivors and healthcare providers regarding the potential late effects of cancer treatment. Johns Creek, GA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, myHeart, yourHands has launched phase one of its Indiegogo campaign entitled Second, Second Chance (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/second-second-chance) in an effort to raise funding to produce a documentary piece...

2013-08-27 23:00:16

Objective and well-written, Donna Handy Hussey’s “His Mercy Endureth” also has a quiet strength which will help others, especially cancer patients, to hurdle their medical conditions, and even survive them. North Plainfield, N.J. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Written as a memoir, His Mercy Endureth describes the writer’s difficulties following her diagnosis of a rare cancer, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Donna Handy Hussey, herself a nursing professional, suddenly found herself becoming...

2013-08-21 10:19:04

Online tool for planning life after cancer fills knowledge gaps, arms patients with information to take charge of their care In 2005, the Institute of Medicine, surveying the outlook for the growing number of American cancer survivors, first described the idea of a survivorship care plan: a roadmap for the group of patients, today numbering nearly 12 million, who are beginning new lives as cancer survivors. Care plans aims to arm cancer survivors with a customized road map for their...

2013-07-31 23:03:50

Dr. Michelle O’Shea recently organized and sponsored a breast cancer survivor event, “Celebrate You,” on June 8th at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton, NJ. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Vice-Chair of Surgery and Co-Chair of the Cancer Committee at Newtown Medical Center, Dr. Michelle O’Shea, recently organized and sponsored a breast cancer survivor event, “Celebrate You,” on June 8th at Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton, NJ. Sussex County breast cancer survivors were invited to a...

2013-07-15 10:34:20

Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Researchers examined racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among a nationally representative sample of male cancer survivors. They found that disparities are evident among older, but not younger, cancer survivors, despite their...

2013-07-15 10:30:03

Although women who survived childhood cancer face an increased risk of infertility, nearly two-thirds of those who tried unsuccessfully to become pregnant for at least a year eventually conceived, according to clinical researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This is comparable to the rate of eventual pregnancy among all clinically infertile women. "Most women think that if they had cancer as a child, then they'll...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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