Conversations with the Life Raft Group will debuted 4/2/2020 at 1 pm. Our first featured guest was Norman J. Scherzer, the Executive Director of the Life Raft Group. With his background at the CDC as Assistant Commissioner of Health for NYC, Norman is an excellent resource for discussing strategies for coping with COVID-19.
Nutritional status plays a very important role in the prevention and treatment of contagious and non-contagious diseases. In the frame of a health contingency, the use of strategies that strengthen our nutritional status and immune system is essential.
This page is a collection of information for our patients on COVID-19 and the coronavirus crisis of 2020 some of which was written by the LRG for patient support and some authored by outside authorities and curated by the LRG.
Lost in the relentless coverage of the COVD-19 pandemic are the many cancer patients trying to survive and needing to access quality medical care. Our gratitude goes out to all those physicians that have gone above and beyond to serve our GIST patients during this time.
In this critical time, the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence wants you to know that we are here for patients with cancer and their health care providers and we will do everything we can to help you through the coronavirus crisis.
Dr. Breelyn Wilky, Director of Sarcoma Translational Research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center shares about Cancer vs. Coronavirus in her latest blog post covering hospital visits, keeping appointment scans, and risk factors for GIST patients.
These are trying times for everyone. As we move into uncharted territory created by the coronavirus pandemic, it is normal for the average person to experience fearful thoughts. Add to the mix fears that are ever present for those with a cancer diagnosis and you have a formula for anxiety.
The Life Raft Group is facing the same challenges we all are in light of this health crisis. We are doing our best on a daily basis to do the right thing in all matters impacting the well-being of our patients, caregivers, staff and everyone we serve.
Being diagnosed with a rare cancer like GIST can make finding resources more challenging. While this is not an exhaustive list of resources available, these organizations can provide a wealth of information and assistance.
Five GISTers and four caregivers attend the luncheon at Europa Restaurant and Bakery. Besides a great meal, attendees were able to meet each other and share our journeys through their GIST journeys.