Entries by PEN Editorial Staff

How Long-Distance Communication Benefits Doctors and Patients

Technology has changed medicine as we know it. Not only have surgical and diagnostic procedures been revolutionized in incredible ways, but so has the communication process between doctor and patient.  The days of having to sit in a crowded waiting room to seek advice from a doctor are long over, as remote patient monitoring software […]

Do Tattoos Increase The Risk Of Cancer?

Three in ten Americans have a tattoo, with younger generations being more likely than ever to get one. Many cancer survivors get tattoos to illustrate their journey, and cosmetic tattoos and decorative nipple tattoos following breast reconstructions can help people to accept their post-cancer bodies. But what if these symbols of hope are actually linked […]

The Underlying Connection Between Breast Cancer & Beauty Products

By now, you’re probably already aware of all the ways in which cosmetics can be used to help enhance your physical appearance. However, have you ever thought about the ways in which it can negatively impact your health? Several studies report that there is an underlying connection between the harmful chemicals found in beauty products […]

How to Boost Fitness During and After Cancer Treatment

Exercise is considered an important additional therapy during and after cancer treatments, according to Harvard Health. While some cancer patients may not feel well enough to work out, others will have the capacity to exercise at home. Cancer treatments vary widely, from chemo to surgery to targeted drug therapy and beyond, so every cancer patient […]

Advocacy and Faith Has Helped Carole Motycka Outlive Her Initial Cancer Prognosis

This podcast was originally published by the We Have Cancer show by Lee Silverstein on March 5, 2019, here. In our first episode supporting 2019 Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Carole Motycka talks about how advocacy and faith has helped her far outlive her doctor’s initial prognosis. During this interview we talked about: How a minor hiking accident led to her […]

Having Kids After Cancer

This podcast was originally published by The Cancer Cast by Jennifer Levine here. Jennifer Levine, MD, MSW – Speaker Bio Fertility preservation options for men and women with cancer. Guest: Jennifer Levine, MD, pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian […]

Helping Cancer Survivors Sleep

This blog was originally published by Cancer Today by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, here. A clinical trial comparing acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy found that they are both helpful for people who are experiencing sleep problems after cancer treatment. by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock ​Photo by Marjot​ / iStock / Getty Images Plus PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED with cancer often face […]

Life After Cancer Resources

This resource was originally published by National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship here. Life After Cancer Fifty percent of men and one-third of women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes. There are currently more than 12 million U.S. cancer survivors. Despite the widespread nature of the disease, primary care physicians and other health […]

Cancer Advocacy Network

This resource was originally published by National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship here. Health Care Roundup: Cokie Roberts; Survivorship in the News; Junk Insurance Doesn’t Cover the Bills; Seeking Help and Encouragement; More September 20, 2019 | In Cancer News, Cancer Policy Blog, NCCS News | Add Comment Tennessee became the first state in the country to release a plan proposing to block […]