Look at Gayla’s vision of a cancer registrar!
Look at Peggy’s vision of a cancer registrar!
Thank you Jenny for your vision!
Thank you Sheri for sending us your vision of a Cancer Registrar!
Thank you Maryse for using your words to describe a cancer registrar!
How many times in the past year have you said you wanted to get healthier, eat healthy or improve your overall fitness? If you’re like me, A LOT! Here’s what I am learning: diets never last, lifestyle is forever! Powerful, isn’t it? In the past month I’ve also become a fan of Marie Forleo, she is an amazing thought leader (even Oprah thought so) and has begun her MarieTV programs that are packed full of tidbits of knowledge, information and just good advice. This morning I watched her first cooking show with Kris Carr called “Crazy Sexy Kitchen.”
Remember Kris Carr, she was on the TV show “Crazy Sexy Cancer” and is changing the world view of cancer and survivorship in such a wonderful way. She now has a cookbook that is amazing! Here’s just a short video clip of Marie and Kris in the kitchen.
Here’s an interesting oncology service called @TumorBoard. “@TumorBoard is a web based platform that provides real time support for both engaged physicians and their cancer patients. Traditionally excluded from the decision-making process characteristic of most hospital based tumor boards, the inclusion of the patient promotes a patient centered or integrated care approach characteristic of the values represented by the Society for Participatory Medicine, as well as growing ‘e-patient’ communities. @TumorBoard brings disparate expert opinion together with the patient’s voice in a real time though virtual conversation.
As a device agnostic web based platform @TumorBoard leverages the power of social media to access the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ via targeted physician peer engagement in service of better cancer via collaborative diagnosis and coordinated care. Via an open web based ‘platform’, @TumorBoard enables physicians to connect in real time with a team of expert oncologists and diagnostic specialists to discuss select patient cases, or to otherwise support the clinical decision making process for challenging cases.”
To study and plan on how to reduce the risk and incidence of cancer it is important that we look at where we have come from. Retrospective review includes looking at the prevalence of the trends in health behaviors and the incidence of cancer. To do this the cancer registrar must identify a good source of quality, population-based risk factor and cancer surveillance data to use for comparison to their own registry.
In May, 2012 the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008…” was published in Cancer, Volume 118, Issue 9, pages 2338-2366. This is a “must have” article for all cancer registrars to have in their library!
In this annual report authors focused on risk factors, such as tobacco use, excess alcohol consumption, poor diet, excess body weight and physical activity and their contribution to the incidence of cancer. Specifically they focused on the increased risk of cancer associated with excess body weight and the lack of physical activity in the United States.
While individual behaviors are significant and should be studied and reported to the general population, it is also important to note that effort from individuals must also be supplemented by educational activities and screening events conducted in our communities, reported by the media, and supported by federal, state and local government agencies. Food industries, international agencies, and private sectors are also needed to launch effective campaigns to reduce the incidence of cancer in the United States.
To download your free copy of this report, click here.