Health Literacy the Key to Opening the Door to Clinical Trials

Health Literacy the Key to Opening the Door to Clinical Trials

Thank you to CureClick for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. A fundamental right we have as patients is that of health literacy, which the Department of Health and Human Services defines as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed [...]

Help the CARE Survey Understand the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors

Help the CARE Survey Understand the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors

I recently received an email from Dr.Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University asking for my help getting the word out about her research. Dr. Zhang is a cancer epidemiologist studying the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and control. A recently published study co-written by Dr. Zhang showed that [...]

Hope & Progress at the 2nd Annual Komen Blogger Summit

Hope & Progress at the 2nd Annual Komen Blogger Summit

Two weeks ago, I attended my second, all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to attend the Annual Susan G. Komen Blogger Summit. I've been mulling over what I want to say about the experience and settled on the following: The pinkification of breast cancer is still a major issue for Komen; Komen still has a long way to [...]

You Are the Placebo – Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza

You Are the Placebo – Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza

No one likes to hear, "It's all in your mind." But, what if we have the "biological and neurological machinery" to make ourselves better? You Are the Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza, isn't about positive thinking or the law of attraction. It's also definitely not about patient blaming. What it's about is looking at the [...]

Act with Love & Be a Part of Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

Act with Love & Be a Part of Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

One of the best ways I know of to give back is to participate in research studies. The information we share today is of real value to the medical community and, more importantly, to us, our loved ones, and the patients and survivors who follow in our footsteps. I know you might not be a [...]

A Secret Fear Teaches Me an Ugly Truth About Awareness

I've been keeping a secret for a few weeks. Although it was very much on my mind, I couldn't tell my husband until it was absolutely necessary. Because my daughter, who is away at college, doesn't need to know, I lied when she asked me what my plans were yesterday.I kept my secret to myself because [...]