Uterine Cancer: Why Not Me?

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In this blog post, Catherine Samargo shares her story of being diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer. She reflects upon what it was like to receive a cancer diagnosis in the midst of other family tragedies and how her mindset slowly shifted from one of victimization to one of compassion for all human beings enduring … Read more>>

Kintsugi: Insights from Colon Cancer Survivor & Author Dennis Maione

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Dennis Maione of Winnipeg, Canada is a popular author, keynote speaker and storyteller who shares his genetic cancer experience with patients and medical professionals in his book,  What I Learned from Cancer. He also writes the blog at http://denniscancer.blogspot.com. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so what better way to wrap it up than with a guest … Read more>>

Misdiagnosis: Even a Nurse Can Miss the Telltale Signs

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As our guest blogger Marilyn Hanft, a retired RN and author of “Of Bad Lungs and Blood Clots” explains, sometimes it’s not so easy to see what’s really happening with your health. What she thought was her chronic asthma acting up turned out to be something entirely unexpected. Despite her sacrifices, Marilyn manages to remain positive. Her story is truly inspirational. … Read more>>

Through the #PatientLens: When The Caregiver Becomes Sick

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In our third post in our patient vignette series Ken brings us into his role of caregiver for his wife who has been diagnosed with Crohns disease. Often we focus on trying to understand the hurdles faced by patients and overlook the fact that their caregivers face them, too. Ken illustrates how everything can fall apart … Read more>>

Through the #PatientLens: Laura’s Story of Life with MS, Celiac Disease & Epilepsy

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In our second post in the patient vignette series meet Laura who shares her story of living with multiple chronic conditions. Laura paints a vivid picture of the never ending battle faced by many who live with invisible but debilitating fatigue. Just how does she accomplish so much? You can follow Laura on Twitter @laurafailla, … Read more>>

Through the #PatientLens : Annette’s Story of Life With #RA

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We begin our series of patient vignettes with Annette’s story of life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). By sharing her experience, we hope to give you a peek into the challenges some folks face every day. Story telling builds awareness, understanding, compassion, and empathy – all pillars of true patient-centricity. Annette is a MedX ePatient Delegate … Read more>>