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Cancer in Times of Corona: Watch Q&A with Leading Emergency Medicine Doctor

Dr. Max Lebow is one of the country’s leading Emergency and Preventative Medicine doctors. He joined our community of cancer patients and supporters to answer their burning questions about COVID-19 and how cancer patients should approach emergency care. The live Q&A was held on Zoom. To make sure you don’t miss our next live session, subscribe on our portal: Fight Corona AND Cancer.

 

Cancer in Times of Corona: Watch Q&A with Leading Emergency Medicine Doctor2020-04-20T20:41:46+00:00

30% of suspended clinical trials due to COVID-19 are cancer trials!

Dear Community

As you know, the coronavirus crisis has dealt a heavy blow to our cancer patient community. Life saving treatments are being postponed left and right, and those with depleted immune systems are forced to take extra precautions to stay healthy, resulting in even more isolation than usual.

In our effort to continue to advocate for the cancer community during these difficult times, we have started to monitor all cancer clinical trials that are being suspended due to COVID-19

We completely understand the difficult decisions that oncologists and trial facilitators are being forced to make when suspending these trials. This is simply meant to serve as a resource for patients who are and need to become empowered to take ownership of their cancer journey.

We will always be here to ensure cancer treatment remains a top priority. We must not forget that cancer is still the second leading cause of death. We must continue to push for the innovation needed to fight this horrible disease. Our lives depend  on it!

Of all clinical trials suspended due to COVID-19, cancer trials make up 30%! 

We will do everything in our power to keep a spotlight on this disruption in life saving cancer treatment until the cancer research industry is back on its feet and thriving.

You can stay up to date on all info related to cancer and COVID-19 in our portal Fight Corona AND Cancer.

Please let us know if there are other ways we can support you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Tzvia – TrialJectory, CEO, co-founder, cancer patient. 

P.S. If you haven’t taken our quick survey about how COVID-19 is impacting your treatment, please do here.

30% of suspended clinical trials due to COVID-19 are cancer trials!2020-04-09T13:35:21+00:00

NEW Portal for Fighting Corona AND Cancer!

Dear Community,

It is time for us to band together more than ever before! 

COVID-19 is impacting cancer patients in significant and different ways. Not only is there a higher risk for infection, but life saving treatments are being postponed and canceled. 

To help us ALL stay informed and up-to-date on how cancer care is being impacted by the Coronavirus we’re launching a portal that will be updated daily with relevant guidelines, news, patient stories, live Zoom calls with oncologists, and other important voices.

Staying informed and fighting as a community to always receive the care we deserve and need, this is our joint mission. We as TrialJectory will do everything needed to support our community. 

Visit our portal and subscribe to receive regular updates.

Visit Our Portal for Fighting Corona AND Cancer Together!

Please let us know if there are other ways we can support you during this difficult time.

If you haven’t taken our quick survey about how COVID-19 is impacting your treatment, please do here.

Sincerely,

Tzvia

NEW Portal for Fighting Corona AND Cancer!2020-04-02T19:37:51+00:00

Watch Oncologist talk to cancer patients about advocating for themselves during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Bernard Chinnasami works in High Point, NC and specializes in Hematology/Oncology. He is also the founder and Medical Director of Cancer GPS, a non-profit that provides guidance and resources for cancer survivors and their loved ones.

Visit Our Portal for Fighting Corona AND Cancer Together!

Watch Oncologist talk to cancer patients about advocating for themselves during the Coronavirus Outbreak2020-04-02T16:34:05+00:00

Senior Oncologist Issues Important Message to Cancer Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Bernard Chinnasami, Medical Director and Senior Oncologist, has a message to cancer patients during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Cancer patients are among the most courageous people I know, because courage is not the absence of fear, but our ability to overcome it.

Visit Our Portal for Fighting Corona AND Cancer Together!
Senior Oncologist Issues Important Message to Cancer Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak2020-04-01T20:00:46+00:00

You are not alone – support for cancer patients during coronavirus outbreak

Anyone of us who ever went through chemotherapy and other treatments that compromise the immune system knows exactly what it means to be scared of viruses and the flu. We know all too well about the importance of keeping away from others, and the psychological and emotional effects of months and months of quarantine.

The new reality demanding quarantine from entire groups and populations, means further isolation for us cancer patients. Going to hospitals, tests, surgeries and treatments with less or no support can take a significant toll on your overall health. It’s an unnecessary price to pay! 

We need our village to continue fighting the beast and winning! 

 

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Start using virtual support. Meet via FREE video conferencing tools such FaceTime, Google Hangout, Zoom or Skype to maintain that support and stay TOGETHER. Take your virtual family or friend support system with you as you go to the hospital. Call them when you are back home exhausted. A virtual hug can go a long way!
  2. Reach-out to support groups. There’s a ton of support groups on Facebook, and most hospitals and organizations offer their own online – search online or contact us! We are connected to many groups and can help you find the right one for you. Email us at clinicalteam@trialjectory.com.
  3. Meditate and find spiritual on-line guidance. We recommend apps such as Insight Timer or Ten Percent  to help you meditate. If you are not into meditation, taking a brisk walk (if you can) or writing down your feelings can help too.

We at TrialJectory are here to help! 

Let us know when you are in treatment and we will be there with you. We can do a call or video chat. Whatever you prefer. Just select the time at this link. 

You are not fighting alone!  

Always here to help 

Tzvia – CEO and cancer patient 

You are not alone – support for cancer patients during coronavirus outbreak2020-04-24T14:17:08+00:00

How Is Coronavirus Impacting Your Cancer Treatment?

Dear community, 

As the world is focusing on Coronavirus, cancer patient treatment is being postponed, receiving a lower priority. 

The impact on us cancer patients is unacceptable! 

The long term consequences of surgeries, treatments and tests that are getting postponed and rescheduled can cost us our lives!

There are 2 million new cancer patients every year in the US alone, and over 17 million globally.

600,000 patients die every year from cancer.

We need to fight for us and them! 

We need to continue reducing the rate of mortality, not increase it. 

As a society we’re responsible to fight the Coronavirus while not ignoring the needs of those fighting cancer. 

Has your treatment and/or tests been postponed? Please take this quick 5 question survey to let us know how Coronavirus is impacting your cancer treatment, so we can use this information to advocate for our community during this difficult time. 

Coronavirus Impact Survey

Always here to help,

Tzvia Bader, CEO and Co-founder

How Is Coronavirus Impacting Your Cancer Treatment?2020-04-24T14:16:13+00:00

The Coronavirus – Cancer challenge

These days being a cancer patient is more challenging than ever before. The coronavirus may not have reached its peak but the anxiety and fear around it are sure getting there. The mass confusion and great unknown are scary for “normal” people, let alone cancer patients. Stress and confusion that everybody around us is experiencing is 100 times worse for us cancer patients, especially for those with a weak immune system.

There is no doubt we need to be extra careful these days and minimize exposure to other people, (as if cancer by itself did not make you feel isolated enough!) but better to be safe than sorry.

As doctors are still struggling to figure out how to treat it, we have these four tips for you:

  1. Try to avoid crowded places and public transportation – if you do find yourself there, try to stay six feet away from the people around you.
  2. Keep washing your hands, and avoid touching your face.
  3. Meditate to reduce stress level – meditation does not have to be sitting still breathing. I meditate while walking or doing yoga.
  4. Read to educate yourself, here is one reliable source of information:
  The American Cancer Society guidance.

If you have any questions about how to best manage the disease and the anxiety around it, please send them to me. We are working closely with our experts to come up with answers.

Tzvia Bader, CEO and Co-Founder of TrialJectory

The Coronavirus – Cancer challenge2020-03-26T16:21:12+00:00