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IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ACCES TO CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION

In my own personal journey through cancer, the thing that surprised me the most was the well-meaning advice of friends that could have killed me had I been naive enough to follow it. This includes the myriad of questionable information out there on the internet, especially miracle cures and “natural treatments”. These range from “juice […]

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What To Do with a Chemo Related Sore Mouth and Sore Throat

Found This and Thought It Might Be Usefull….Helpful Hints for Sore Mouth and Throat….. Compliments of MERCK ONCOLOGY “Eating Well Through Cancer” Does this Sound Familiar? • I have no appetite. Is there anything to help me? • Should I eat hot or cold foods? • What foods should I eat? Your mouth normally will […]

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Chris Elliott Fund’s Integrated Patient Support Program

The Chris Elliott Fund’s Integrated Patient Support Specialists work directly with Brain Tumor Patients giving emotional support, help with insurance coverage, offering employment and financial solutions and many other needs.  Brain Tumor and Caregiver Support Groups for survivors and loved ones are also a part of this program.

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The Value of Exercise in Fighting Cancer

One of the most intense and emotionally challenging events that can be experienced in life is a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer is a disease that may not always have a positive outlook, and there are not always treatments available for all types of cancer. While chemotherapy and conventional medicine can treat symptoms and disease, there […]

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Why I Walk Campaign

Chris Elliott Fund promotes Why I Walk campaign as key sponsor of 2011 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk CEF second top fundraiser in 2010 seeks to top past goal of $40,000 Seattle – In preparation of this Saturday’s Seattle Brain Cancer Walk to support brain cancer research and patient support at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, the Chris […]

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When Your Health Insurance is Not Accepted

When your health insurance is not accepted for Brain Cancer, please reach out to these two organizations.  They can HELP! Patient Advocate Foundation help@patientadvocate.org 421 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666 Phone: (800) 532-5274 Fax: (757) 873-8999 http://www.patientadvocate.org/help.php?p=186 —– Disability Rights Legal Center DRLC@lls.edu Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Center 800 South Figueroa Street, […]

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What the WALK Means to Me

I’m grateful to participate in my third Seattle Brain Cancer WALK since I was struck with glioblastoma brain cancer. Again, this year, I walk with TEAM CEF. To me, the walk means compassion, awareness and HOPE. I feel the compassion of my friends and family when they contribute to me and to TEAM CEF to […]

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I’m Walking For My Father

The Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Education, Awareness, Advocacy and Research and Dr. Foltz at the Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment gave my family and I the HOPE, emotional support and knowledge that I so deeply need. My father was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2010.  He had no […]

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Brain Tumors Grow Their Own Blood Supply

I read this article and wanted to blog about it. My next few posts will also highlight current published or referenced research—research which may directly impact advancements in brain tumor treatment. This first article references work by a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  It begins by stating, “Tumors […]

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Mobile Devices and Cancer: An Update

I’d like to take a minute to update you on the most current findings regarding a much discussed topic: Do mobile devices cause cancer? Information cited in this blog post comes from an article in the November issue of Women’s Health. The National Cancer Institute has ruled mobile devices safe, but a growing number of […]