Since its inception, the Internet has played a role in healthcare. But what started out as primarily a source of information has now evolved into a much more interactive experience. Social media, cancer communities, and online support networks are revolutionizing the patient experience.
Once we started seeing stories that cancer treatments were being postponed due to COVID, I completely lost my mind. I was petrified I would get a call one day telling me that my double mastectomy could not proceed as planned. And sure enough, one day, my phone rang, and it confirmed my fears.
Many of you have asked how to protect yourself from COVID-19 due to compromised immunity from chronic illness, or chemo treatment. We asked two of our clinical advisors what they are advising their patients.
"I would always say ‘I’m fine’ I would put on a brave face for my friends and family, but I wish I had told them. We interviewed 21-year-old college student Thomas about his battle with cancer. Midway through his cycles, he learned that he was going to need an additional two months of radiotherapy and surgery to remove the tumor.
Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 10, singer and songwriter Ava shares her story, treatment, and medication. ALL occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA and is the mostcommon childhood cancer.
Someone that I love has cancer, what can I do? From tips for helping at home to making treatment easier, Danielle shares her experience and chooses to become a helpful voice for all those undergoing cancer.
The warning signs and symptoms of Vulvar Cancer often mimic other gynecological issues and are therefore frequently ignored or misdiagnosed. Read Karen's inspiring story of vulvar cancer diagnosis, and how she overcame her fears.