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What does Coronavirus mean if you have cancer

What does Coronavirus mean if you have cancer

Posted Feb 1st, 2020 in Posts

Whether you or a loved one has had a cancer diagnosis, significant precautions are imperative as both treatments and cancer itself have an impact on the body’s natural defense system.  Since your immune system functions through and in blood and organ systems, any impact from either a systemic anti-cancer treatment, or tumor(s) affecting any of these parts, leaves a person in an immunocompromised state. 

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Vaccinations as a strategy for cancer prevention

Vaccinations as a strategy for cancer prevention

Posted Dec 1st, 2019 in Posts

Over half a million women are estimated to be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer each year. Many people are unaware that in North America, HPV is a risk factor for not only cervical cancers, but also oral, anal and penile cancers in both genders.

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Transforming cells in recurrent breast cancer

Transforming cells in recurrent breast cancer

Posted Sep 1st, 2019 in Posts

Cancer researchers continue to search mechanisms of how and why cancer cells change over time.  Several notable studies have described how the characteristics, such as surface receptors, do change as time goes on.  In some instances, these alterations can affect treatment recommendations for patients. 

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A gentleman with metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary encourages others to question more and never give up

A gentleman with metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary encourages others to question more and never give up

Posted Sep 1st, 2019 in Results

Blueguide helped me understand my diagnosis and treatment decisions in global application

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With a diagnosis received out-of-country, blueguide helps daughter of a stage 4 prostate cancer patient find options

With a diagnosis received out-of-country, blueguide helps daughter of a stage 4 prostate cancer patient find options

Posted Mar 15th, 2019 in Results

Blueguide helped bring my father back into expert-level care immediately

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Posted Mar 1st, 2019 in Posts

A diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) means that discovered cancer cells have none of the typically tested for estrogen receptors, HER 2 proteins or progesterone receptors on their cell surface. Accounting for about 15% of all breast cancers, women in the TNBC category tend to be younger than age 40, black, or who have the BRCA1 genetic mutation.

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Husband finds support in stabilizing the condition of his young wife with metastatic stomach cancer

Husband finds support in stabilizing the condition of his young wife with metastatic stomach cancer

Posted Sep 1st, 2018 in Results

Blueguide helped us resource an important specialized genetic test that opened doors to new treatment

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International Women’s Day - the collective status on ovarian cancer

International Women’s Day - the collective status on ovarian cancer

Posted Mar 1st, 2018 in Posts

Several promising trial results have shown tremendous potential for addressing ovarian cancer - changing the global outlook for this disease with the highest mortality rate of all gynecological cancers. The Every Woman Study by the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition estimated that by 2035, incidence will increase by 55%, death rates by 67%, compared to 2012, when some 600,000 women were living within five years of a diagnosis. 

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Detection of an aggressive skin cancer prompts a grandmother to seek understanding and preparedness as she faces surgery

Detection of an aggressive skin cancer prompts a grandmother to seek understanding and preparedness as she faces surgery

Posted Mar 1st, 2018 in Results

Blueguide explained treatment possibilities so I could prepare questions in advance

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The precision medicine era - fighting cancer gets personal

The precision medicine era - fighting cancer gets personal

Posted Dec 1st, 2017 in Posts

The days when generalized regimens of chemotherapy and radiation are recommended to cancer patients may soon be a thing of the past... Now, new cancer research results are centered on which particular patients are brought the greatest benefits. The gold standard of top-quality care in cancer medicine is the delivery of the most precise treatment for that particular individual at the right time.

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