New Abstracts Based on Real-World Data Generated from Belong.Life. A new significant study raised questions regarding clinical practice undertesting for the BRCA gene

We are excited and proud to share with you that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) chose Belong’s three abstracts to be included in their 2020 Annual Meeting Abstract Book. Belong. Life set out to provide true value for the global cancer community. We promote cancer research with quality, real-world data, and advanced technology. … Continued

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Unrecognizable Fingerprint

Have you heard of a cancer patient who was refused a wire transfer due to an unrecognizable fingerprint? Or the one whose prints faded and was unable to login to her banking application? Due to the coronavirus, we spend less time in the real world and more time in the digital realm. As we spend … Continued

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Coronavirus and cancer

As the Coronavirus spreads throughout the world, many cancer patients express their concern in light of a potentially weakened immune system. Therefore, we thought that it is important to let you know what The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) currently suggests.  The new Coronavirus disease is a respiratory disease caused by the COVID-19 virus. … Continued

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Hiccups and cancer

Hiccups happen when the diaphragm, which is the predominant muscle used in breathing, contracts uncontrollably and frequently between regular breaths, followed by the familiar ‘hic’ sound. Most people experience hiccups every once in a while. Hiccups are generally innocuous and usually disappear without any intervention or special treatment.  However, when cancer patients suffer from hiccups … Continued

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Hearing loss

Do you tend to ask other people to repeat themselves over and over again? Do you feel as if you sometimes miss bits and pieces of conversations, especially when you are in a crowd? Do you listen to music or watch TV at a high volume? Hearing problems can be a side-effect of some cancer … Continued

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Not just a Cancer App

Mobile apps have now become a necessary part of life. They are often used as a form of recreation that includes games, puzzles, and more. However, there is another side of using mobile apps that is steadily growing. It all lies in the health field. These applications have the power to educate and draw you … Continued

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What is CAR T-Cell Therapy and how does it work?

CAR (Chimeric Antigen Receptor)-T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy drug that changes the patient’s own T cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer cells. The T cells are cells involved in the immune system and they play several important roles in the body’s fight against disease, and specifically against a number … Continued

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Fear of recurrence

Everybody says you should.  Apparently, according to many, this is the time that you start worrying about recurrence. It is a natural and normal reaction and will probably diminish over time. Still, some events may trigger it.  Do you dread follow-up visits? Every ache and pain startle you? Maybe the anniversary of the diagnosis date … Continued

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Tumor tissue markers and cancer biomarkers

During your cancer journey, you have probably encountered the term ‘’tumor markers’’. There are two distinct types of markers: Tumor tissue markers and Cancer biomarkers. Although both are considered ”markers” they are completely different from each other, both in the means of obtaining them and their function. Tumor Tissue Markers Tumor tissue markers are found … Continued

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How can I help someone with cancer long distance?

We have summarized some of the actions and gestures that helped the Belong users the most, regarding helping cancer patients from afar: Most cancer patients want friends and family to stay in touch: call, text and be there for them. “For me the feeling of isolation was overwhelming. Anyway, I hear from a friend or … Continued

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