Category Archives: Research

Recurrence and hormone therapy

Even since Cancer Research UK posted an article reporting on a research report by Pan et al (2017), I have seen a lot of discussion on the topic of hormone positive breast cancer prognosis and hormone therapy. The article itself caused a lot of concern surrounding two key things: (1) the continued risk of recurrence through… Read More »

Doctors think patients … and don’t talk down to me…

I wasn’t sure right away what didn’t feel right, but upon reflection I realize that part of my viscerally negative reaction at the Health 2.0 expo today was the number of vendors that talked down to me the minute they realized I was a patient advocate rather than a doctor or tech representative. I guess… Read More »

Snake oil and cancer care

I have found myself reflecting a lot lately on how one can tell the difference between internet sites / social media posts that are sharing ‘snake oil’ versus those that are sharing legitimate treatment information. When I talk about ‘snake oil’, I’m talking about alternative treatments that are in no way proven, but more importantly are… Read More »