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Dr. Rafeh Naqash, one of the participants in the GRACE Patient Education Ambassador Program, shares a fantastic video series on understanding clinical...

Dr. Rafeh Naqash, one of the participants in the GRACE Patient Education Ambassador Program, shares a fantastic video series on understanding clinical...

Dr. Rafeh Naqash, one of the participants in the GRACE Patient Education Ambassador Program, shares a fantastic video series on understanding clinical...

Dr. Rafeh Naqash, one of the participants in the GRACE Patient Education Ambassador Program, shares a fantastic video series on understanding clinical...

Dr. Rafeh Naqash, one of the participants in the GRACE Patient Education Ambassador Program, shares a fantastic video series on understanding clinical...

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With the plethora of Medicare options available, here is an overview of Medicare terms and options along with things to consider when choosing a...

What are Patient Reported Outcomes and why are they important to patients? Patient reported outcomes (PROs) can be thought of as any report or...

From the Grace Archives | Originally Published May 30, 2011 | By Dr West | 3 Comments In my last post, I described a recent piece in the NEJM that...
Published June 21, 2011 | By Dr Goodgame | 3 Comments The most exciting breakthroughs these days in cancer treatment are the identification of drugs...
From the Grace Archives | Originally Published April 9, 2010 | By Dr West | 2 Comments We talk a lot here about the strength of the evidence and the...

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Covid-19 Financial Impacts and Resources for the Cancer Patient

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Covid-19 Financial Impacts and Resources for the Cancer Patient

As many of you know, the costs of treating a new disease or virus are often astronomical, and most insurance companies are in flux as they incorporate these therapies into their step therapies and tier programs, and work to come up with medical necessity criteria to allow coverage for experimental treatments.

Cancer Basics - What is COVID-19 for our Latino Community

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Narjust Duma, MD, Assistant Professor and Thoracic Oncologist at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center discusses COVID 19 and how it affects the community.

This 2 part series, presented in Spanish for the Latino community, covers information relating to the following topics.  Please scroll down for part 2 of this important series.

What is coronavirus?

¿Qué es el COVID-19?

What are the common symptoms?

¿Cuales son los síntomas mas comunes de la infección COVID-19?

COVID 19 - A Message from GRACE

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The staff at GRACE is concerned like everyone regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to providing information that benefits and educates our community.

As with any question, we always stress that talking to your doctor is your first step.  They will offer the best suggestions and information for your particular case.  

Supportive Care Video Series: Malignant Ascites or Fluid in the Belly

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GRACE is very happy to bring to you more videos from our program, Supportive Care in Cancer Treatment.

In this video our host, Dr. Arjun Gupta speaks with Shaalan Beg, MD, with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX . Dr. Beg and Dr. Gupta discuss Malignant Ascites, or fluid in the belly, in patients with cancer.  
Ascites is the fluid that can accumulate within the peritoneal cavity.  Cancers of the colon/rectum, ovary, breast, lung, pancreas, liver and lymphoma are generally the most common cancers that may develop ascites.    

 

Supportive Care Video Series - "Chemobrain" or Attention, Thinking or Memory Problems for Patients with Cancer

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We are very excited to bring to you this new program on supportive care in cancer treatment.

In this video, our host Dr. Arjun Gupta speaks with his guest, Lysa Buonanno, who is a lung cancer patient and patient advocate. Lysa and Dr. Gupta discuss the often poorly understood subject of 'chemobrain', or attention, thinking or memory problems in patients with cancer.

CT scan - min. time possible till next scan ?

Hello,

My husband's has Stage IV cancer, but had surgery which surgeon got everything at the time cleaned out he thought.

Put on Keytruda.   Clear for last 5 months.

last CT scan showed one enlarged lymph node... went from .8 cm  to  2.5  cm in 3 months, it is suspected as cancer.

Dr. said get another CT scan in 4 - 6 weeks to see what the node does, but that is a big diff. of 2 weeks.

MY QUESTION:    considering the cancer is histiologically  aggressive type,  if we get the scan at exactly 4 weeks, should