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1.CONNECT THE DOTS: myRabble is a website and an app to help people (and their caregivers) living with cancer. For people navigating the complexities of cancer, myRabble is the only platform that holistically integrates and individualizes credible content and connects the patient to caregivers and resources in real time. myrabble.com, also available in the App Store.
2.FALSE ALARMS: Beware! According to the Associated Press, a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine is swollen lymph nodes which may show up as a tumor in a scan. Inform your physicians of when you received the vaccine during your checkups.
3.GETTING INKED: The next wave of cancer detection may be tattoo ink. Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed new image contrast agents using dyes like tattoo ink to attach to nanoparticles and illuminate cancers.
4.RUB A DUB DUB: Mike and Sarah, the brother and sister duo behind Creative Bath Design, make CBD-infused products to help you unwind after a long day. We especially love that they were inspired by their mother Mary, a cancer survivor. creativebathdesign.com
5.ALL THE BUZZ: Here’s yet another reason to save the bees: The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research reports that the venom from honey bees may be able to induce cancer cell death in triple-negative breast cancer with minimal effect on healthy cells.
6.UP AND AT ‘EM: A joint study from the National Cancer Institute and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a possible link between a slow walking pace and an increased risk of death among cancer survivors. Like we always say, exercise is key!
7.TRS CARE: Finding the right wig (or post-mastectomy and lymphedema wear) shouldn’t be a financial burden. TRS Care is a leading Tricare provider helping cancer warriors qualify for free post-treatment care items through their insurance. trscare.org
8.POWER OUT: While many of us are returning to life pre-pandemic, many physicians and frontline health care providers are experiencing burnout. According to a January study from the journal Medscape, 42 percent of surveyed physicians are burned out, 10 percent are considering leaving the profession and 13 percent feel suicidal ideation.
9.WELL RESTED: A good night’s sleep is not just beneficial for one’s well-being—it also aids in the fight against cancer. Proper, a new “sleep wellness company,” offers personalized sleep coaching to get you back on track. getproper.com