Posts in the “Awareness Awareness” category:

Oreland woman organizes fundraiser at Halligan’s Pub for lung cancer 5K

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 28th, 2014 |

After the death of her grandfather, one Oreland woman is honoring his memory in the best way she knows how. Ashley Sibley, 29, is remembering the life of her grandfather, Richard Sibley— who died of lung cancer at the age of 77 on March 20, after a four-year battle with the disease — by organizing… Read More

‘I’ve licked cancer, I may run for president’ – Santiago

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2014 |

Just barely two months before announcing she had Stage 4 lung cancer, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said she has now overcome it and is now considering running for president in 2016. “I have licked cancer, and I’m actually thinking of several career options By 2016, I will be disqualified by law to seek another term as… Read More

Lung cancer on the rise among women, non-smokers: guest opinion

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 23rd, 2014 |

As a medical oncologist, I treat patients battling a variety of cancers – from common types such as breast and prostate to rare cancers of the brain and bones. But of all the types of cancer I see, none causes patients as much fear and dread as lung cancer. Such distress is understandable. The disease… Read More

Cancer-Stricken Girls Celebrate Remission With Photo Re-Do

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2014 |

The photo of three young girls who were battling cancer – bald and hugging each other – has gotten an update with the trio now in remission and posing for a brighter picture that is full of life. Rheann Franklin, 6, Ainsley Peters, 5, and Rylie Hughey, 3, were photographed Saturday at the Bethany, Okla.,… Read More

Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield Play Fenway, Help Raise $1.3 Million for Carver Man

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 27th, 2014 |

On Sunday, July 27, Fenway Park was transformed from into a support center for Dan Grimes, a 42-year-old Carver resident who was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Performers Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield teamed up with Grimes’ employer, Healthbridge, and its parent company, CareOne, for a special concert inside of the Gate D concourse… Read More

Fighting cancer with a pink and green powerboat

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 21st, 2014 |

See that pink and green boat with wings, roaring up the course? That boat is helping save lives. The boat, Early Detection, is a platform for the promotion of the life-saving benefits of the early testing and the early detection of cancer. But it also offers to anyone who’s ever wanted to drive a powerboat… Read More

Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

Berkeley, undaunted by abandoned efforts in San Francisco, is attempting to become the first city in the nation to require retailers to put stickers on cell phone packaging warning people that the devices may emit cancer-causing radiation. City officials say they have learned from San Francisco’s similar attempt in 2010, which ended two years later… Read More

Lung cancer patients underserved, group says

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 8th, 2014 |

Canadians with lung cancer are underserved compared with those with other types of cancer, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia says. The stigma of a disease largely associated with smoking is one of the reasons for the disparity, says the advocacy group, which aims to bridge the gap in services. Both the Nova Scotia and… Read More

What Can Oncologists Learn From Social Media?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 30th, 2014 |

Matthew Katz, MD, director of radiation oncology at Lowell General Hospital, describes the session he chaired during the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting on the use of social media by oncologists. Dr. Katz discusses how he uses social media to learn more about patient perceptions of cancer, how to decide which outlets to utilize, and some… Read More

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a classic tearjerker

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 15th, 2014 |

“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on a novel of the same name written by John Green, a YouTuber-turned-author. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, is suffering from thyroid and lung cancer when she begins attending a support group for cancer patients and meets Augustus Waters, a cancer patient who has been in remission for… Read More