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by HIS Breast Cancer Awareness

Social Security: Options Of Social Security Disability For People With Cancer

Cancer seems to be one of the scariest things to have, more so when it hampers the diseased employment and working ability. Patients fighting cancer can't be put to work, can they? Is it possible for them to get some kind of financial support from the government while they fight this ailment? For most, cancer is a terminal illness. Is it possible that these people live the last bit of their life without grieving and suf...

April 17, 2020

According to the US National Cancer Institute, cancer mortality is higher among men with a rate of 196.8 per 100,000 compared to 139.6 among women. With the rising awareness about the disease and men’s susceptibility to it, they are also exerting their effort to cancer prevention. It includes having annual checkups, maintaining a healthy body and shifting to anti-cancer diets.They are also checking on their daily routines and making adjustments just in case there are some activities that ex...

October 21, 2019

About 2,670 U.S. men are estimated to have been diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Male breast cancer comprises less than 1% of all breast cancer cases. Given its rarity, there are a lot of misconceptions and stigma surrounding male breast cancer, which often results in a lot of stress and anxiety in men who have been diagnosed with the disease. Furthermore, the lack of male-centric information regarding breast cancer can bring about psychological distress. Dealing with this condition can b...

Breast cancer is a subject that women are prepared to discuss because it affects roughly one in 10 women throughout their lives. Men, on the other hand, face this disease far more infrequently. In 2018, roughly 2,550 cases of male breast cancer diagnoses occurred and 480 deaths.

A breast cancer diagnosis isn’t easy for anyone—even more so for males who don’t know if Medicare will cover a typically female disease. Ultimately, however, Medicare covers male breast cancer very similarly to the way it...

Is your glass half full or half empty? Do you find something positive no matter what or only have negative thoughts? Does the way you think have an effect on your health?  POSITIVELY!

This is an easy question for me to answer personally. I have always been a “glass half full” kind of person.  No matter how bad you think things are or can be, there is always something good if you search hard enough. I may not always like what is going on around me, but I know deep down, there is also somethin...

A biorepository is a laboratory facility devoted to the processing and storing of human tissue samples and other animal samples for use by third party institutions. The purpose of a biorepository is to maintain the biological samples and related information for future use in research. They assure the quality of the specimens and manage the distribution and accessibility of the samples in its inventory.

There are four main operations that a biorepository conducts: collection, processing, storage,...

Battling Brain Fog and Stress While Recovering from Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis in men is every bit as stressful as it is for women. In a 2014 study published in the journal Breast Care, it is noted that anxiety is greatest before (but persists after) diagnosis and that screening elicits emotional responses, including anxiety and worry about the future. The anxiety response increases if further testing is required. Stress can potentially affect one’s quality of life and treatment outc...

We live in a world where you can search for a book and have it delivered the very same day. Groceries, cars, hotels, and flights—all visible and accessible, right from the palm of your hand. But when you need to find the best cancer treatment, this world of access simply doesn't exist.

The way you access medical care hasn’t changed in over a hundred years. You go to the hospital or doctor’s office. You interact with a doctor. And that means the information you receive depends on where you go, w...

December 21, 2010

It’s almost here and your week is filled with cheer! The parties, the celebrations, the warm wishes, the presents, and then there’s the food and the alcohol!  Are you aware of your guest needs?

Many people have food challenges whether it’s allergies, sensitivities, weight issues, overall health problems or just personal lifestyle choices such as a vegetarian.  A person whose focus is on Cancer can have several related concerns in addition to any (or all) of these other demands.

If c...

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