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Alicia C. Staley (@stales)
Boston, MA
Awesome Cancer Survivor
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[Image Source: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement website] Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 25th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. I was honored to be selected to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Today, we're featuring a blog post by S. Adams. As many of you know, I've been interested in the environmental impacts that cause cancer. Today's entry touches on one aspect of that. Thank you for contributing this very important perspective.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
We're getting ready for a new year! Starting in 2013, we'll be honoring a special Awesome Cancer Survivor every month. Do you have a special cancer survivor that you'd like to nominate? Take the time to nominate your favorite cancer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
A market research company has reached out to my foundation, The Staley Foundation, to help gain some insight regarding breast cancer treatment therapies. More specifically, they are interested in hearing from breast cancer survivors that are taking Generic Anastrozole. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
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Participatory Medicine is Better Medicine! What is participatory medicine? As a patient, I define participatory medicine as working in a collaborative way with my doctors, nurses, caregivers, and family members for the ultimate goal of improving my health. As a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Deanna Attai and I were recently interviewed by the Carroll County Times for their annual breast cancer awareness addition. Make sure to stop by and check out the nice interview article: Different corners of the world, all united through the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
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Today, I had the opportunity to attend the Golden Spike kick-off event in Boston, MA to celebrate the first electronic health record exchange in the state of Massachusetts. The event was held in the Ether Dome at Mass General Hospital.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
The following post was originally posted on December 9, 2010. Almost 2 years ago. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I've pulled this post from the archives to share with you. We still have a great deal of work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Imagine the hospital of the future. What do you see? Robots? Full body scanners the size of a pen? Maybe you think of Star Trek and the space age "Sick Bay" where crew members can be treated for different illnesses... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
To: The Society of Participatory Medicine Please accept this blog post as my application for a travel scholarship to attend the upcoming Partnership with Patients Summit in Kansas City, MO on September 21st. I would be honored to attend this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
As a cancer survivor, I'm surprised at the number of times people ask, "Are we winning the war on Cancer?" Advances made in cancer research and treatments are making a difference, but I still think there's a long way to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
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The many stages of healing was one of our most popular chats! Many felt the process of healing is on-going throughout the cancer survivorship journey. There's physical healing, emotional healing, and many other aspects of healing encountered at different times throughout treatment and recovery. Here's the link to the transcipt:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Breast Cancer - Social Media
Hi everyone! There will be special screening for the Pink Ribbons Inc movie on June 20th at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The event starts at 7 pm and will include a panel presentation. Here are some details from the Coolidge Corner Theatre site: Catherine DeLorey (on the board of Breast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Breast Cancer - Social Media
We're bombarded with health headlines 24/7, ranging from the latest Hollywood "alkaline diet" hyped this past week in Houston to the elevation of pop-star Adele's surgeon to miracle worker status. While we can shrug off an obvious fluff piece, making important distinctions on medical studies, procedures and what truly constitutes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Breast Cancer - Social Media
Join us on Monday, January 29th at 9 pm ET/6PM PT to talk about smart phone apps that help you manage your cancer care. Are you using any apps to help you manage your treatment, long term care plan, or appointment schedules? Drop by on Monday night to discuss. Don't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at Breast Cancer - Social Media
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Nov 14, 2011
The #BCSM chats for the rest of November are: November 21st, 9 PM ET November 28th, 9 PM ET See you then! ~Alicia Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Breast Cancer - Social Media
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I just registered for WEGO Health’s exciting new webinar and I wanted to share with everyone. Here are the details on the webinar: What: Navigating Your Health Narrative Webinar Who: Health Activist Panel with Lisa E, Erin B, Jenni P,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
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Have you seen the Real Age calculators? Basically, it seems that we can calculate our real age by factoring in things like smoking, diet, exercise and medical history. The goal is to keep your real age as low as possible.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
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I just read Ellen's great post on a Physician's 10 Commandments over on WEGO Health. The list is very comprehensive and made me realize that many people could benefit from reading this perspective. In keeping with this theme, I thought... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Do we really need more pink? What health conditions or causes are being being overlooked thanks to the breast cancer awareness wave? We've hit the point of diminishing returns for breast cancer awareness. One more dollar or pink ribbon for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Have we finally hit the point of no return? The National Football League announced today that all football games throughout the month of October will feature players with pink gloves, pink cleats, and pink arm bands. How effective will this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
I used to love October. The changing of the seasons, the foliage in New England, the warm autumn days and cool nights. Sitting by the fireplace and seeing wonderful shades of oranges, reds, and yellows on the trees outside. But... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Awesome Cancer Survivor
Time for more Leukemia and Lymphoma Advocacy! Another email from the LLS: Act Now - Urge Congress to Recognize Blood Cancer Awareness Month Your help is needed to raise awareness for blood cancers! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is asking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Awesome Cancer Survivor