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"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Testosterone Therapy

rfmj10
  • By rfmj10 · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • After my husband's testicular cancer diagnosis and surgery, he will need testosterone replacement therapy. My husband is getting injections done at the doctor's office right now but he is thinking to ...

Husband's Diagnosis

rfmj10
  • By rfmj10 · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • My husband is 31 years old. When my husband was born, he had an undescended testicle leaving him with only one testicle. At the end of February this year, we got the devastating diagnosis.....Husband ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

"Let symptoms–not age–influence treatment"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 11, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/11/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "Let ...

Patients worried about high co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 10, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/10/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) contacted us today seeking to interview someone for an article she's researching ...

Reporter seeking to interview someone with chemo-related hearing loss

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 3, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/3/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the publication Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) contacted us seeking to interview someone for an ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

"A rare cancer survivor’s journey to thriving and advocating"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted February 12, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 2/12/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog, "A rare ...

Cancer and yoga -- a new resource

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Dear members, We're writing to share with you a new video, "Yoga for Cancer," created by one of our nonprofit patient advocacy partners, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), a program of the ...

New column: "Hope and faith are powerful medicine"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted December 17, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 12/17/13 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column on the Stanford Scope medical blog, "Hope and faith are powerful medicine ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
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  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

New column: "After the cancer was gone, the real work starts"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted October 16, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new column by cancer survivor Britta Aragon, "After the cancer was gone, the real work starts" http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/10/16 ...

New report: How good communication underpins positive patient outcomes

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 25, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/25/13 Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new report based on an online survey of more than 1,000 Inspire members affected by cancer. "The ...

I'm Normally Very Positive, but...

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply August 8, 2013
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  • I was just notified by a specific group moderator that I had to be diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a horrible, horrible disease in order to be a member. I find this very frustrating due ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
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  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

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