Over 3.6 million people miss their medical appointments each year, preventing them from getting the care that they need or getting access to the medicine that could help them. People report that distance to the doctor’s office, cost of the transportation, and access to a driver or public transportation as the main reasons that they are having a challenge with transport.
Sharing health conditions with your employer can be a difficult yet important decision you may have to make. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a serious health condition recently or you may always have had [...]
Although breakthroughs in cancer treatment have contributed to longer survival rates, the reality is that sometimes treatments stop working, and a cure or remission is no longer possible. Referred to as advanced, terminal. or [...]
Cancer. We all know someone who has it or we know someone who knows someone who has it. Either way, it’s a subject that is kind of taboo. Firstly, the majority of the population think when they first hear the big C-word is that you’re going to be bald, you only get cancer when you’re old and you probably (hopefully not) will die.
Reprinted and revised from the February, 2011 LRG Newsletter. With Valentine’s Day looming, thoughts turn to relationships. There are often unrealistic expectations of the day: a dozen red roses, a satin heart filled with [...]
Comprehensive resources for cancer patients and caregivers can be found on Patient Resource’s website. This is valuable information, not only for GIST patients, but also for those who may have friends and loved ones with other diagnoses.
When to seek immediate help for emotional issues. If you or your loved one have any of these symptoms, notify a treatment professional or reach out to a support hotline such as the National [...]
updated 4/9/2020 There are many reasons for why patients experience fatigue and exhaustion but a major contributor is that Gleevec lowers the red blood cell count, a condition known as anemia. When you take [...]
Juicing can help ensure good nutrition. Making your own juices with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is one way of getting the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
A recent article in CureToday.com revealed a study that shows how mind-body surgery prep may reduce anxiety. Keep reading for more information!