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This question may seem strange, but I promise I’m asking it for a good reason. What color is the awareness ribbon for ovarian cancer? I’ll bet most people don’t know the answer. But ovarian ...

Pat Elliott commented on Michelle King Robson's post Don’t Stop at Pink - Build Awareness for Ovarian Cancer

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New research confirmed that a revolutionary drug has transformed a previously fatal leukemia into a manageable chronic disease for many patients. The drug, imatinib (brand name: Gleevec), was ...

Pat Elliott commented on Pat Elliott's post Study: Revolutionary Treatment Returns Normal Life Expectancy to CML Patients

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New research confirmed that a revolutionary drug has transformed a previously fatal leukemia into a manageable chronic disease for many patients. The drug, imatinib (brand name: Gleevec), was ...

Pat Elliott commented on Pat Elliott's post Study: Revolutionary Treatment Returns Normal Life Expectancy to CML Patients

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Two years ago this month I was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer that up until 2001 was considered an automatic death sentence. This year, on September 22, my cancer is under control, I'm ...

Pat Elliott commented on Pat Elliott's post Why CML Awareness Day (September 22) Matters to ALL of Us

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I have been fighting breast cancer for 10 years now, and have found that not only have there been health issues, but I am financially and mentally zapped. The thing I'm looking forward to now is ...

Pat Elliott commented on Stillfighting's post Financial Networking

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New findings from a Dutch case-control study show getting a mammogram doesn’t keep you from developing breast cancer, but it can certainly save your life. Women who attended at least three ...

Pat Elliott commented on Lynette Summerill's post Breast Cancer Screening Cuts Breast Cancer Death by Half

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Cancer is a disease caused by abnormal cells that grow out of control. In early stages of cancer, abnormal cells are localized in one part of the body and are often clumped together in a tumor. ...

Pat Elliott commented on Denise DeWitt's post 4 Standard Treatments for Cancer

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Pat Elliott is among the growing number of cancer patients who are living full lives today. She shares her story of surviving two types of cancer in her work as a health journalist and e-patient ...

Pat Shares Her Health Story And Her Life As A Two Time Cancer Survivor

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Cancer. The word alone makes us shift in discomfort and compels us to immediately redirect our thoughts away, towards words and thoughts that strike less fear, unless…. Unless cancer has become ...

Pat Elliott commented on Susan Beausang's post Childhood Cancer - Seeing Gold Through the Pink

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Two years ago this month I was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer that up until 2001 was considered an automatic death sentence. This year, on September 22, my cancer is under control, I'm ...

Why CML Awareness Day (September 22) Matters to ALL of Us

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I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in April 2008 and had surgery to remove it. The Dr. said he got 98% of all he could find. After healing for a few weeks I went into chemotherapy. I finished ...

Pat Elliott commented on anitarj's post Am I a Surivivor Yet??

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There are 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and with one-in-three women and one-in-two men expected to be diagnosed with cancer at sometime during their lifetime, that number is expected to ...

Pat Elliott commented on Lynette Summerill's post Are there Gaps in Your Cancer Post-treatment Care?

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Betty Ford died this past week. She was an under rated First Lady in my opinion. Those of us in the breast cancer community have a very soft spot for Betty Ford. In 1974 when at age 56, she ...

Pat Elliott commented on Haralee's post Betty Ford's Breast Cancer Legacy

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My sister was just diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 gradellb breast cancer. I'm trying to find info on survival rates and treatment.

Pat Elliott commented on Anonymous' post My sister was just diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 gradellb breast cancer. I'm trying to find info on survival rates and treatment

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I am on a trial drug and take it once a month 9 consecutive days....18 shots...which I make myself....I should get paid LOL!!....have been doing this for 4 years now....and I am in cytogenic ...

Pat Elliott commented on srcarrow's post Hi Pat.....bone pain after chemo

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I am a CML survivor of 12yrs. as of May 3, 2011. Anybody else out there with similar stories?

Pat Elliott commented on Anonymous' post I am a chronic myeloid leukemia survivor of 12 years

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I am a CML survivor of 12yrs. as of May 3, 2011. Anybody else out there with similar stories?

Pat Elliott commented on Anonymous' post I am a chronic myeloid leukemia survivor of 12 years

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I was chosen to be a participant in the very first Stanford Healthy Lifestyle Program (SHLP) to be held at the Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Scottsdale, AZ.. First, class was Monday and will ...

Pat Elliott commented on Princeline's post New study group

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New research confirmed that a revolutionary drug has transformed a previously fatal leukemia into a manageable chronic disease for many patients. The drug, imatinib (brand name: Gleevec), was ...

Study: Revolutionary Treatment Returns Normal Life Expectancy to CML Patients

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I have ordered some products that I found on the safe cosemetic site and also tried some from whole foods and Dr. A. Weil-origins. I have not found make up I like, and had a sensitivity reaction ...

Pat Elliott commented on Anonymous' post Looking for safe skin care products and make up when you have mild rosasea

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It is not a disease; it’s a condition. So says my fantastic doctor, Dr. Margo Minissian. She said it in just the right way, too. Not downplaying it, instead, focusing on the ...

Pat Elliott commented on RebeccasHeart's post Unconditional

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Suppose you had a small tumor removed from your torso, and that two weeks later, your doctor told you, “Your disease is so aggressive, that you have only a few months to live.” What would you ...

Pat Elliott commented on Trisha Torrey's post The Beginning of Patient Empowerment--My Story

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A recent study just confirmed a link between oral sex and mouth cancer. The British Medical Journal reports that an increase in the sexually-transmitted disease HPV (human papillomavirus) ...

Pat Elliott commented on Shaina Gaul's post Can Blow Jobs Give You Cancer?

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Open any women’s magazine and you’ll find multiple articles and ads claiming diets, foods, drinks, expensive creams and other products will erase the years or improve your health or even prevent ...

Easy Ways Women Can Age-Proof Their Health

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Young adults – those ranging from the late teens to age 39 – are usually missing from the “picture” the media and others paint about cancer. Most of the time, the public sees either a young child ...

Young Adults With Cancer: Gaining Support and Awareness

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I am having severe bone pain that doesn't go away. So I am taking narcotics to have relief. Now my family is giving me a hard time, saying I am taking too many. I don't want to become addicted to ...

Pat Elliott commented on nambrocato's post bone pain after chemo

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If you knew just seven walnuts a day could help your heart, would you eat them? A new study showed walnuts provide strong cardiac health benefits by providing a higher quantity and quality of ...

Walnuts: Smart Food for Heart Health

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History will remember Geraldine Ferraro, the first female candidate for vice president of the United States, for paving the way for many other women to seek political office. In the last years of ...

Geraldine Ferraro: Her Remarkable Legacy as a Patient Advocate

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Boston researchers said a simple blood test may be able to predict the onset of type II diabetes up to 10 years ahead of symptoms. In a study which followed more than 2,400 patients for 12 years, ...

Blood Test May Predict Diabetes Up to a Decade Earlier

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A new initiative combining the forces of 46 leading cancer organizations is taking on one of the cancer community’s most difficult challenges – putting an end to pancreatic cancer. The just ...

Cancer Leaders Form Global Team to Seek Cure for Pancreatic Cancer

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On Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, friends and family gathered to celebrate Melissa Waller’s 33rd birthday. Between tears and laughter they paid tribute to a courageous young woman who died on Thanksgiving ...

Pat Elliott commented on Pat Elliott's post Melissa Waller: A Spirited Warrior Teaches Us All

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Patients who rely on iodine pills for their health conditions may want to take steps to ensure they have an adequate supply. A worldwide rush on the pills is causing shortages and steep price ...

Radiation Fears Lead to Iodine Pill Shortages, Price Hikes

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My wife Esther had four pregnancies. One ended prematurely. But three others produced our dear Ari, Ruthie, and Eitan. Now they are thriving at 21, 17, and 13. With them on their way and the house ...

Pat Elliott commented on Andrew Schorr's post This 60-year-old man just birthed his “baby”

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For the first time in more than 50 years a new drug has been approved for the treatment of lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, ...

New Lupus Treatment Brings Hope to Millions

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The late Elizabeth Edwards was one of the first women to visibly share her life with the public while in treatment for metastatic breast cancer. She lived an active, public life with the disease ...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Comprehensive Information from Top Experts

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“When the doctor informed me that I had chronic myeloid leukemia and had five years to live, I told him that there were only a few things I needed to see, really needed to be alive for,” said ...

Pat Elliott commented on Anonymous' post Susan: Blood Cancer Journey And Survival Story

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A new, comprehensive national report on the status of American women shows significant life changes in recent decades - as well as a lack of progress in key areas impacting self sufficiency. ...

American Women: Family and Work Roles Changing While Pay Inequality, High Poverty Risk Continue

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According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), mammography has lower accuracy if the woman has a prior history of breast cancer. The procedure is already known ...

Pat Elliott commented on Joanna Karpasea-Jones' post Mammography Less Effective in Prior Breast Cancer Sufferers

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A cancer diagnosis in the future may come with the help of a smart phone. Boston researchers have developed a small hand-held device that can be used with a smart phone to determine within about ...

Smart Phone Device May Make Cancer Diagnosis Faster, Easier, Less Expensive

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The first of the year brought a most unwelcome surprise - another price hike in cancer care. My rare form of leukemia is treated through a daily tablet that is the equivalent of getting ...

Pat Elliott commented on Pat Elliott's post Have Your Cancer Costs Gone Up With the New Year?

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Bonnie Diraimondo has spoken out about HPV related cancers for more than 20 years. Now her voice will be heard by an international audience of top medical experts as the first patient asked to ...

EmpowHER Member Invited to Address International Conference to Advocate for Women Affected by HPV Related Cancer

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While women's health programs advise mammography screening to detect early stage breast cancer, far less focus is placed on the screening needs of breast cancer survivors or the risk of ...

Study: Breast Cancer Survivors Should Not Rely Solely on Mammography Screenings