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Immunotherapy: low awareness revealed from CareAcross research among 5589 cancer patients

Patient perceptions on Immunotherapy, Support needs, and Medication Adherence presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer 2021

CareAcross presented real world evidence from cancer patients as reported through the CareAcross platform, in the form of 3 posters, including a featured poster on lung cancer patients’ perceptions on immunotherapy.

HER2-positive breast cancer: foods to eat or avoid

A breast cancer diagnosis comes with a long list of things to worry about. For many women, some of them include diet and nutrition.

CareAcross posters presented at ASCO 2021

The 2021 Annual Congress of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) took place in early June. This year, as in 2020, the conference took place virtually and not in Chicago, and therefore the expected crowd of 45,000 attended keynotes and lectures, and viewed abstracts and posters, from across the globe.

Positive Results Of Digital Engagement On Cancer Patients' Quality Of Life

Analysis of cancer patients' engagement on CareAcross online platforms shows reduced number of side-effects

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer: Patient survey results (perceptions and preferences)

CareAcross announced today the results of a survey it recently carried out among cancer patients, offering enhanced insight on the perceptions of patients regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Improving participation in cancer clinical trials

Clinical Trials are the cornerstone of research activities for new ways to treat cancer. Unfortunately, many barriers prevent patients from learning about, and participating in clinical trials. Our Chief Medical Officer weighs in.

On breast cancer and certainty: Some myths to consider

A BRCA gene mutation and a mammogram do not always have definite outcomes. Similarly, it is not always definite that a breast abnormality is directly life-threatening.

Abortion, implants, and - could needle biopsies promote breast cancer?

Does the biopsy needle help cancer spread? Do abortions increase breast cancer risk? What about family history? How do implants affect doctors’ ability to diagnose a breast tumour? More myths being dispelled!

Mammogram radiation risks, fertility treatments, family history and breast cancer

Could annual mammograms cause breast cancer? What about fertility treatments with hormones? Is a breast tumour preventable if there is no history in the family?

Fruits and vegetables for cancer patients

What is it about fruits and vegetables that make them necessary? What is the research behind their benefits? And how can they help those diagnosed with cancer?

Psychological support can make a difference

When a cancer diagnosis strikes, the first step is to use medications, radiation therapy or surgery to treat it. However, many patients seem to forget how their own psychology can affect how they deal with cancer every day.

Fish protects and strengthens against breast cancer

You probably know that you are supposed to eat fish regularly. However, you might not know the many different ways that fish benefits our health. 

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Vitamin D is special, as it does not only come from food, but also the sun. Researchers recently published a map of vitamin D deficiency across Europe, which could make you think about your own vitamin D levels.

Headaches and seizures, finishing treatment, and more brain tumor myths

Are headaches and seizures certain symptoms of brain cancer? What happens after treatment? Are benign brain tumors "safe"? Let's learn more about this condition.

It is a cloudy day - time to apply some sunscreen

Read why we should protect our skin even on cloudy days, how parts with less exposure to the sun could get skin cancer, and whether you are spending too much time in the sun.

Hair dye and brain cancer, treatment options, benign tumors and other myths

Do hair-coloring chemicals cause brain tumors? When it comes to treatments, is surgery the only option? What about a benign tumor? Read about some common myths.

Melanoma risk for people with darker skin and more skin cancer myths

Skin cancer is usually caused by the sun’s rays. Melanoma is skin cancer’s most serious type. Let’s explore myths about dark skin, whether little sun exposure can harm, and sunscreen.

Myths on skin cancer in older people, sunscreen protection and more

How are skin cancer and melanoma related to sunscreen protection, outdoor activities, or the colour of our skin? Read on and find out how to sun-proof and age-proof your skin.

True or false - Skin type, suspicious moles, tanning beds and more myths

Am I protected from UV radiation on rainy days? Should I use tanning beds? Could my "harmless" mole be cancerous? Here are 5 myths that deserve to be discussed.

How much sunscreen is enough, sun protection, UVB radiation, and more myths

Skin cancer and melanoma (its most serious type) are linked with exposure to the sun’s rays. What should your sunscreen’s Sun Protection Factor (SPF) be? If you are already tanned, are you protected?

Doug asks men to be as aware as women are with breast cancer

Men can get breast cancer, too: 1 in 1000 men will develop this condition in their lifetime. Doug is one of them, and he answered our questions in a similarly unique manner.

Caffeine and breast cancer risk, lumpy breasts, and father’s family history

We are constantly bombarded with cancer risk factors: what we eat and drink, breast size, genetics… the list is endless. In this article we will review some of the myths.

Extending aromatase inhibitor therapy reduced breast cancer recurrence

Every year, the largest cancer conference delivers new research and hope for cancer patients worldwide - and this year's is no exception. In this article we provide details on a significant breast cancer finding, straight from Chicago.

Body Mass Index and breast cancer

Research shows that a woman’s weight may affect the outcomes of her breast cancer treatment. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number that indicates whether someone is underweight, normal, or overweight. In this article, we present the studies that correlate BMI with breast cancer.

A voice for those affected by womb cancer

She maintains 3 blogs – and is passionate about offering support to women with womb cancer. It should come as no surprise that she recommends blogging as a cathartic tool for patients. Let’s get to know “The Hippy Hen”.

The risk of breast cancer per age group, how mastectomy affects it, and more

How high is the risk of breast cancer for a woman in her 30s? Does breast size affect risk? Does a mastectomy mean that it is impossible for a breast tumour to develop?

Family history of breast cancer, lumps mistaken for tumours, and other myths

Can someone with no family history get breast cancer? Does the type of bra you are wearing affect your risk? What about having implants? If a lump is found, is it definitely cancer? And, does breast cancer affect women only?

Triple-negative breast cancer - diet and nutrition

Triple negative breast cancer is a particularly challenging condition. Can diet and overall nutrition improvements help our treatments? We present the latest research.

Myths about sugar, ‘catching’ cancer, microwaving and more

You have probably heard about the theory that “sugar feeds cancer”. Perhaps you have also been told that cancer is contagious and you can catch it, like the flu. What about microwaving our food? Here are some more myths that deserve to be addressed.

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