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How to Choose the RIGHT DOCTOR: (Patient Advocacy Series)

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By: Elzbieta Sanzal / Carmen Regallo-Dewitt (awarenessforacure.org editor)

From the moment your physician calls you about a debilitating illness,  that inner voice may express curiosity about what other treatment options another doctor would prescribe?  You may want to get another perspective on your current diagnosis or get another set of professional eyes to review your reports.  All these concerns are quite natural and common - especially when it comes to pursuing such a major commitment as cancer care.  We all want to gather all the information we can from trusted sources to build an intelligent direction that gives us complete confidence.  That’s what a SECOND OPINION offers.
To seek a SECOND OPINION is a patient's right as a cautious and educated consumer. This measure is also a smart financial coverage encouraged by insurance companies geared to prevent much higher claims from costly or 'wrongful' procedures.  Whether you're searching for a primary care physician …

Cancer Experts & Survivors Join to Form Screening Program For 9/11 First Responders

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Next-Generation Cancer Imaging expert Dr. Robert Bard plus a list of cancer resource colleagues from NYCRA (NY Cancer Resource Alliance) helped establish a new joint effort to bring public awareness and alternative treatment options to the many first responders and survivors of the WTC disaster.Aptly called "9/11CANCERSCAN" (911cancerscan.com), Dr. Bard's collaborative project is part of a public outreach crusade to support the patient philosophy of "the second opinion", prompting the many exposed potential victims to pursue continued monitoring & screening in response to the growing list of cancer cases that are just now beginning to appear- as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other government health orgs.  
9/11 CancerScan's alliance of caregivers include survivors-turned crusaders, publishers, cancer researchers, environmental advocates, medical specialists and legal experts. Together, they share and promote awareness and offer in…

Introducing IvyGene: "Patient-Friendly" Advancement in Early Cancer Detection

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"...the term 'cancer' is not a singular enemy; its a single term to represent hundreds of different cancer types-- all unique to their location in the body and their origin, and that makes screening/treating them a very specialized and a highly customized procedure."  Howard Prince, research specialist & patient advocate
Early detection and prevention pursuits have driven our medical community to invest heavily on the advancement of cancer screenings for every individual type of cancer.So exists specialized scanning processes and tools such as colonoscopy, tomography, mammograms, mri's, PSA tests, PET Scans, skin exams- just to name a few.
Recently, a new form of blood test by LAM (Laboratory for Advanced Medicine) can confirm the presence of cancer as early as stage 1. It provides measurable data in the form of a score to make it easier to understand- while confirming the presence of cancer early, when it can be more easily managed and treated. The score can…

"Surviving the Legal Red Tape of WTC Victims"- An Interview with Michael Barasch

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By: Lisa Vento-Nielsen, Lizbieta Sansal & Carmen R. Dewitt
(Editorial staff @ AwarenessforaCure.org)

Our 9/11 Health Report presents an exclusive interview with Mr. Michael Barasch of Barasch & McGarry; a nationally-recognized law firm dedicated to victims with post-9/11 illnesses.Awareness for a Cure explores the many concerns and complex issues of being a 9/11 survivor- from the health and medical aspects to the social and political landscape to defining of the policies of being certified with the WTCHealth Program.Very few can bring clarity to all these perspectives in a way that Mr. Barasch has been able to provide us.

Q: You had a front row seat to the points of view of many first responders. From your conversations with your clients, can you give us some insight on what it was like to be in their shoes? What I did hear was that because the buildings were on fire for 99 days, it was ridiculously hot. It was really like working in hell finding body parts while it was 120 deg…