• 10/30/2013

    My Halloween week has started with a flurry — projects, meetings, stories to write and review, and an assignment to write a Pearls of Wisdom blog post. The blog topic? Fear of cancer recurrence. A fitting topic during Halloween week, and one I can surely address.

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  • 10/30/2013

    November 11 is Veterans Day and in honor of this special day we are shining the spotlight on Jeff Hutchins—a proud veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and PearlPoint’s Client Support Representative. A native of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Jeff joined the Army in 2008.

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  • 10/28/2013

    As part of his treatment for pancreatic cancer Larry learned he would need a Whipple procedure. A Whipple procedure involves the removal of the head of the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and part of the bile duct.

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  • 10/24/2013

    When potential expenses are not part of the conversation regarding cancer treatment options, survivors can face financial troubles that could compound their health struggles.

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  • 10/24/2013

    A protein "biomarker" in bile correctly identifies pancreatic cancer and may detect the cancer earlier than some markers in blood, according to a new study.

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  • 10/24/2013

    With so many  cancer survivors returning to work or continuing to work through cancer treatment, healthcare teams need to reevaluate treatments plans and focus on communicating well with patients.

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  • 10/24/2013

    Oral cancer drug sorafenib (Nexavar) was given priority review status by U.S. healthcare regulators for the drug's use against a difficult-to-treat type of thyroid cancer. Nexavar is already approved to treat liver as well as kidney cancer and it is also being tested on breast cancer patients.

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  • 10/24/2013

    October is Adopt-A-Dog month. It’s a special month for me, as there’s not much I enjoy more than talking about my two furry “kids,” Samson and Sheba. Apparently I’m not alone: More than half of U.S. households own a pet, and many owners consider this animal a part of the family.

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  • 10/23/2013

    When faced with a cancer diagnosis people are often thrown into the confusing world of health insurance.

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  • 10/22/2013

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we shine this month’s spotlight on Dr. Denise Yardley. As Senior Investigator at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Dr. Yardley specializes in breast cancer and hematology.

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