Managing Your Life Archive

Financial Toxicity in Cancer Treatment


Is the cost of care damaging the mental and physical health of the patient? Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld talks about financial toxicity as a factor in cancer care.

World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day!


Powerful Patient joins support groups worldwide in raising awareness of kidney cancer. Take the quiz and help find answers.

Involuntary Discharge from Dialysis


Patients who are disruptive or non-compliant risk being discharged from dialysis, which puts them at high risk of dying.

Relay for Life … time to cure cancer

Just as many technologies had to grow to the point that SmartPhones are possible, so in medicine we are now at the point that a cure for cancer is possible.

Patients and doctors unite to cure Kidney Cancer

Dena Battle discusses how she worked to found the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance KCCure.org

New Hope for Batten disease

Batten Disease is one of the group of lysosomal storage diseases for which there is finally a medication to help.

Welcoming Karen Gibson

Joyce and Robin speak with Karen G. of Florida. Karen shares her story of living with kidney cancer and working with others in her community to inspire them with hope.

Lung Cancer and More


We speak with Dr. Ross Camidge about what people need to know about lung cancer.

Annual Report, 2016, Powerful Patient


Joyce updates everyone on what Powerful Patient has been up to throughout 2016.

Knowing Your Family Medical History

In 2004, the Surgeon General of the United States declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day. This declaration was made to help increase awareness of FHH as an important risk factor for common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and to promote a reduction of the burden these diseases have on the […]