Archive for May 2017

Marisa C. Weiss, M.D.

http://www.breastcancer.org/about_us/team/marisa_weiss

Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Marisa C. Weiss, M.D. is chief medical officer, founder, and visionary behind Breastcancer.org, the world’s most utilized resource for expert medical and personal information on breast health and breast cancer — reaching 91 million people globally since 2000. Her continued leadership will help Breastcancer.org make the huge shift from being there for the millions of women we serve today with information and support to being there with them in their everyday lives to help manage risk, guide treatment decisions, and offer personalized support for better treatment and lifestyle plan adherence.

Dr. Weiss currently practices at Lankenau Medical Center where she serves as director of breast radiation oncology and director of breast health outreach. A breast oncologist with more than 30 years of active practice in the Philadelphia region, Dr. Weiss is regarded as a visionary advocate for her innovative and steadfast approach to informing and empowering individuals to protect their breast health and overcome the challenges of breast cancer. Dr. Weiss serves on the Center for Disease Control’s Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women and she’s the author of four critically acclaimed books on breast cancer and breast health. Get her full bio.

For interviews with Dr. Weiss, media are encouraged to contact Pamela Green at pgreen@breastcancer.org.

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The Latest In Free Apps for People With Cancer

https://rethinkbreastcancer.com/the-latest-in-free-apps-for-cancer-patients/

Insight Timer

via Amazon.com

Categories: Wellness

Rating: 4.8 Stars (iTunes); 4.6 Stars (Google Play)

About: A RYWN favourite, Insight Timer is home to over 1.9 million meditators. Through a list of guided meditations, soothing music, meditation teachers, and a meditation timer, the app can be used by beginner and expert meditators to relax and refocus. While Insight Timer isn’t specific to cancer patients, wellness is always something we should be thinking about. With the high amounts of stress and anxiety that often come with diagnosis and treatment, this app could be one tool in your toolbox to help you stay sane and grounded.  

For more information, visit Insight Timer’s website.
or
Download here on Google Play!
Download here on iTunes!

 

My Fitness Pal

via fit.nl

Categories: Health and Fitness; Tracking

Rating: 4.6 Stars (iTunes); 4.6 Stars (Google Play)

About: While this app isn’t cancer-specific, MyFitnessPal can help cancer patients regularly document and track their food intake in order to follow any dietary restrictions placed on them by their doctor. Through this app, users can set daily dietary goals (ie/ sodium intake). MyFitnessPal will alert you when you have exceed this daily limit and help you keep track of how you are doing. Additionally, the app contains nutritional information for many restaurants to help you make the right decisions while eating out.

For more information, visit MyFitnessPal’s website.
or
Download here on Google Play!
Download here on iTunes!

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The Latest In Free Apps for Cancer Patients

https://rethinkbreastcancer.com/the-latest-in-free-apps-for-cancer-patients/

Insight Timer

via Amazon.com

Categories: Wellness

Rating: 4.8 Stars (iTunes); 4.6 Stars (Google Play)

About: A RYWN favourite, Insight Timer is home to over 1.9 million meditators. Through a list of guided meditations, soothing music, meditation teachers, and a meditation timer, the app can be used by beginner and expert meditators to relax and refocus. While Insight Timer isn’t specific to cancer patients, wellness is always something we should be thinking about. With the high amounts of stress and anxiety that often come with diagnosis and treatment, this app could be one tool in your toolbox to help you stay sane and grounded.  

For more information, visit Insight Timer’s website.

or

Download here on Google Play!

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The Latest In Free Apps for Cancer Patients

https://rethinkbreastcancer.com/the-latest-in-free-apps-for-cancer-patients/

Insight Timer

via Amazon.com

Categories: Wellness

Rating: 4.8 Stars (iTunes); 4.6 Stars (Google Play)

About: A RYWN favourite, Insight Timer is home to over 1.9 million meditators. Through a list of guided meditations, soothing music, meditation teachers, and a meditation timer, the app can be used by beginner and expert meditators to relax and refocus. While Insight Timer isn’t specific to cancer patients, wellness is always something we should be thinking about. With the high amounts of stress and anxiety that often come with diagnosis and treatment, this app could be one tool in your toolbox to help you stay sane and grounded.  

For more information, visit Insight Timer’s website.
or
Download here on Google Play!
Download here on iTunes!

 

My Fitness Pal

via fit.nl

Categories: Health and Fitness; Tracking

Rating: 4.6 Stars (iTunes); 4.6 Stars (Google Play)

About: While this app isn’t cancer-specific, MyFitnessPal can help cancer patients regularly document and track their food intake in order to follow any dietary restrictions placed on them by their doctor. Through this app, users can set daily dietary goals (ie/ sodium intake). MyFitnessPal will alert you when you have exceed this daily limit and help you keep track of how you are doing. Additionally, the app contains nutritional information for many restaurants to help you make the right decisions while eating out.

For more information, visit MyFitnessPal’s website.
or
Download here on Google Play!
Download here on iTunes!

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Uninsured Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/uninsured-women-more-likely-to-die-from-bc

A study has found that women without insurance who were diagnosed with breast cancer were 60% more likely to die from the disease.

Uninsured women also were nearly 2.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with a later stage of the disease, compared to women who had health insurance.

The research was published online by the journal Cancer on April 25, 2017. Read the abstract of “Breast cancer stage variation and survival in association with insurance status and sociodemographic factors in US women 18 to 64 years old.”

To do the study, the researchers analyzed information in the SEER databases. The SEER databases are large registries of cancer cases from sources throughout the United States maintained by the National Institutes of Health.

The researchers looked at information from 52,048 women ages 18 to 64 who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and 2008. They used statistical models to analyze the relationship between insurance status and stage at diagnosis and survival.

The researchers also found that women with Medicaid insurance were more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage cancer and have worse survival rates than women with private health insurance, though women with Medicaid insurance had better outcomes and diagnoses than uninsured women.

The researchers also reported that lower percentages of uninsured black, unmarried, and younger women survived for 5 years after a breast cancer diagnosis compared to uninsured women who were white, married, and older than 40.

“Access to screening services may play a role in the association between insurance status and breast cancer stage at diagnosis and survival,” said lead author Kimberly Johnson, associate professor of epidemiology at Washington University in St. Louis. “Improving access to primary care and mammography screenings in the…

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