Laughter is the best medicine

When was the last time you laughed so hard tears came to your eyes? Most likely, it’s been a while. After all, fighting cancer can be a grim business. What are you supposed to chuckle about? We’ll get to that. But first, consider this: Laughter is powerful medicine, as countless studies show. It can’t cure … Continued

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Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy, sometimes also called internal radiation therapy, is a type of radiation therapy for treating cancer. The procedure involves placing small radioactive implants inside the body, in or near the tumor. The different kinds of implants are called pellets, seeds, ribbons, wires, needles, capsules, balloons, or tubes.  The local radiation damages the DNA of the … Continued

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Why do cancer patients get oral thrush?

Cancer and some cancer treatments can lead to severe oral fungal infections due to candidiasis and also called mucositis or oral thrush. The signs of oral thrush include white spots or inflamed red areas in the mouth and throat. Thrush can be painful and may cause difficulties in eating or speaking.  What Can You Do?  … Continued

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Did cancer change your eating habits?

Cancer can affect eating habits in many ways. It might be completely different before, during and after treatments. The diagnosis can spark your motivation to eat healthy and modify your diet to include healthier choices. Or maybe just the opposite, you used to eat fairly healthy before, but now- fatigue, stress and anxiety send you … Continued

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Does cancer affect sleep

Numerous people going through cancer treatments suffer from insomnia, which may include difficulty falling asleep, waking up sometime during the night and staying awake, or frequent nighttime waking. Some medications can interfere with sleep, either directly or indirectly. For example, steroids can cause insomnia and diuretics cause multiple trips to the bathroom throughout the night … Continued

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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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