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PREPARING FOR THE SILVER TSUNAMI AND THE IMPACT OF AN AGING POPULATION ON CANCER CARE

Preparing for the ‘Silver Tsunami’ and the Impact of an Aging Population on Cancer Care By Jimmie Holland, MD, and Mindy Greenstein, PhD Geriatric oncology must take the lead in planning ahead

Will we see “Liquid Biopsies” ( blood or urine) gain an increasing role in diagnosing and following individual patients?

What if a ” Liquid Biopsy” = a simple blood or urine test could be used to Diagnose cancer. It is being looked at closely “Some Physicians Say Liquid Biopsies May Make

MAMMOGRAPHY AGAIN PROVEN TO POSITIVELY AFFECT SURVIVAL IN BREAST CANCER

ONCE AGAIN- MAMMOGRAPHY WORKS AND SAVES LIVES The extent to which improvements over time in breast cancer survival are related to earlier detection by mammography or to more effective treatments is not

FOREWORD

FOREWORD On Becoming a Cancer Survivor Cancer is an intensely personal experience. Yet it routinely involves a variety of social interactions with family, friends, coworkers, and employers. Th e diagnosis of cancer

AN ONCOLOGIST AS A CANCER SURVIVOR

Editor’s Note: What does the cancer patient know that the oncologist cannot? The patient, unlike the oncologist, knows first-hand the life-changing effects — and indignities — of having cancer, unless the oncologist

ANOTHER PHYSICIAN ONCOLOGIST PATIENT STORY

My book is perfect for the great truths espoused here. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/842879?src=wnl_edit_specol&uac=39323CX I am also a cancer survivor and a retired USAF Colonel  Oncologist and Professor  of Medicine and the author of When

SNOW JOB

Snow Job     It snowed in my clinic today. How strange? The forecast for the Oncology clinic was once again for increasing periods of foggy depression with precipitation sure to follow.

Cancer Stories that Warm the Heart: A Leprechaun’s Laser Light of Life

A Leprechaun’s Laser Light of Life As I made rounds, lilting laughter punctuated a ragtag vocal ensemble’s singing of “Danny Boy.” It ebbed and flowed from the oncology ward lounge, warmly filling

SUSPICION OF A CANCER DIAGNOSIS PART 1

The suspicion that cancer is not merely a rumor is a an incomparable roller coaster ride taking patients on a psychological and emotional gauntlet from fear and panic on one hand as

AUTONOMY AND THE CANCER PATIENT ( the right and neccessity of informed choice )

CANCER PATIENT AUTONOMY. This is the single most important concept the reader of this book must grasp. It  is the fundamental principle that all humans are independent moral agents with the personal