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Cancer Can’t Stop This Patient’s World From Turning

11/17/2016

This season, in honor of the opening of the Cancer Resource Center (CRC) located at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, we’re looking at stories of patients who’ve shown incredible strength, perseverance and positivity in the wake of a cancer diagnosis – patients just like those who will soon have the opportunity to take advantage of

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Enjoy Every Day

3/2/2016

When Elaine Levinson was first diagnosed with cancer, she was not expected to survive longer than six months. Her oncologist, Jose Azar, MD, medical director of Quality and Patient Safety at IU Health, encouraged her to “Enjoy Every Day” because they weren’t sure how many she had left.
 
Elaine took that mantra to heart. After several rounds of

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One Doctor, One Day: Dr. Sinha and Palliative Medicine

10/27/2015

Palliative medicine is offered to chronically ill patients with decreased quality of life or approaching end of life. Dr. Shilpee Sinha is a palliative care physician at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, and this chronicles one of her most touching patient experiences.

S.B. is a 49 year-old male who has lung cancer with metastasis to

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Therapy Program Gives Complete Life to Cancer Patients

7/24/2015

Nestled between the gift shop and the information desk in the lobby of the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center is a small, glass-faced office. Multi-color glass mosaics adorn the walls, desks are lined with painted masks and canvases, and the wall is stacked with health brochures.

This is the new office of CompleteLife, the adult

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Cancer survivor runs to raise funds, find his new normal

6/30/2015

When Mike Magdycz got a nosebleed that lasted four hours, he knew something was wrong.

He thought he had a sinus infection and was run down from working long hours. On business in Japan with Eli Lilly & Co., the avid runner was having trouble running just a mile. The emergency room doctor in Tokyo told him his white blood cells, red blood cells,

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