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Does prostate cancer "run in the family"? Is PSA testing any good? What happens when prostate cancer returns after treatment? There are plenty of myths about the most common cancer in men - and here we shed some more light on a few of them.
Miranda started blogging immediately after her breast cancer diagnosis. She thought it was a good way to help others who are going through the same experiences, and also help her look back.
Did you know that 10-20% of lung cancer patients have never smoked? Is it worth it to quit smoking after a lung cancer diagnosis? Some of these myths may surprise you.
Jackie volunteers for breast cancer charities, runs half marathons, and is only weeks away from her first full marathon! And that's only 2 years after her breast cancer diagnosis!
Is cancer hereditary? Does it cause hair loss itself? And will one get it if they use antiperspirant? These, and more, are myths that deserve answers.
Do mobile phones cause cancer? If a patient has surgery, will it increase the odds of cancer spreading? Let’s address some of these myths.
Dawn is a talented writer, with an incredible story that includes a brain tumour, breast cancer, multiple operations and medical treatments. And when she answered our questions, she made it all look so easy.
Maddie started blogging only a few days after her breast cancer diagnosis. As if that wasn’t enough, during her radiotherapy treatments she started a breast and testicular cancer awareness charity called Feel Yourself Campaign.
Marie has been blogging since 2015, and has a unique way of writing about her experiences with breast cancer. This has even led others to reach out to her. Let’s get to know her better…
Fiona Nielsen is working 24/7 to promote efficient and ethical human genomic data sharing. She recently published a very interesting article on the need to modernise the "consent form".
Please allow us to introduce Tracy, who has been blogging since her HER2-positive diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012. She was kind enough to tell us more about herself and her blog (whose name is certainly perplexing for the “uninitiated”). We heard her views on sharing experiences with cancer, some links to other blogs she follows, and we were glad to hear she is also participating in a clinical trial!
Homeopathy is often viewed as an alternative approach to cancer treatment. Actually, in collaboration with conventional medicine and under the doctor's guidance, it may help the patient’s body, and improve their general mental and emotional wellbeing.
We first met Imogen at the European Cancer Congress in Vienna in 2015. She has been blogging about melanoma since September 2013, and has become very active in the UK & European melanoma patient community. We naturally wanted to get to know her more, so we asked her a few questions.
The annual congress of American Society of Clinical Oncology is the most important meeting of oncologists worldwide, with about 35,000 delegates. This year, in lung cancer and mesothelioma, several developments were announced with interest to patients.
In this week’s stories, we read about the scars on the body and the soul of a cancer survivor and we learn what we can do to protect ourselves from a rare type of breast cancer.
Cancer is a challenging period in every patient’s life. Although you may feel that it changes you, your family will always love you and help you realize how strong you are. After all, those who care about you will always manage to find a way to turn the negative side into a positive one. These are stories written by women who have experienced it one way or another.
Dr Ekaterini Boleti is a medical oncologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, United Kingdom. She is an acknowledged expert on renal cancer, with a particular focus on novel treatments including immunotherapy and targeted therapies.
Professor Håkan Mellstedt is a medical oncologist at the Cancer Center Karolinska in Sweden, with extensive clinical and academic experience. In this article, Prof. Mellstedt, also a member of our Scientific Committee, explains the basics of immunotherapy and key research being conducted across cancer types.
What is more difficult, fighting cancer yourself or watch your child fight it? Are we the ones to blame for the rise of cancer nowadays? Is there a link between baldness and prostate cancer? What do you think?
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it you’ll never go anywhere.” Some patients have gotten this 100% right, and they apply this principle both during and after their treatments. And if you like quotes, here’s one to write down: “Fear isn’t real, it’s all in your head”.
On our ride around the web, we came across inspiring stories of people facing cancer: the story of Kathy who decides to take her destiny into her own hands; of another blogger who faces cancer with optimism and humor; and of Nancy, who writes a book to help other cancer fighters face their fears. We met a woman with epilepsy and cancer and realized how difficult her daily pill routine is. Then, we learned that sometimes breast cancer is pictured inappropriately, and some women find this frustrating. Our last story is the touching monologue of a breast cancer survivor as she waits for her bone scan…
The web offered various gems this week: A young cancer survivor showed all of us how to handle bullying. We read about how exercise affects survival after a cancer diagnosis, as well as various responses when tobacco products were banned from being shown in small shops in the UK. Finally, in the US, a much-anticipated 6-hour documentary about cancer was released.
There are many inspiring women in the world. Women who keep fighting cancer and who find a way to win their life back. As if that were not enough, they find the courage to communicate their experience to others, who just like them, needed help. Let’s see their stories.
Cancer does not make exceptions. This disease is unexpected and can affect each and every one of us… even Hollywood stars. Read the latest from blogs and around the web, including reactions to Angelina Jolie's article and personal stories of hope, persistence and inspiration.
Have you ever considered what you would do if you discovered that you had cancer? And if you have, how did you react when you learned about it? How does such knowledge change your attitude towards life? People with cancer react in different ways. Some of them try to understand the disease and find a way to stay strong and keep fighting. On the other hand, there are patients who don’t even try to recover. Read the following stories and you will understand exactly what I mean.
“When cancer reached the gate of my life, I decided to fight back and not let it steal my dreams. I decided to strike with power and no matter how many injuries and scars I got, I would win that battle, because it was the battle of my life”.
Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. We asked Professor Hans-Joachim Schmoll, a member of the CareAcross Scientific Committee and a very experienced medical oncologist a few questions on treatment options, genetic testing and biomarkers.
Professor Heinz Ludwig, member of the CareAcross Scientific Committee, is an expert in multiple myeloma, based in Austria. During our interview with him, he answered a few questions on the latest developments that are important for all multiple myeloma patients.
Federico Cappuzzo is an expert in personalized treatment for lung cancer. We recently asked him to address important issues for patients’ lung cancer screening and treatment.
Targeted therapy is a new development in oncology, which attacks cancer cells but does less damage to normal cells. Professor Tony Mok, a member of the CareAcross Scientific Committee, is an expert in targeted treatments for lung cancer. In this article, he answers 4 important questions relevant to anyone affected by lung cancer.