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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]

There are Five Main Forms of Breast Cancer
23Apr, 2015

Information on Breast Cancers

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When it comes to one’s health and the various illnesses that can impact it, few things are as frightening as the word cancer. Cancer has long been a major killer, and while modern medicine is making gradual steps to overcome it, it’s still a major problem. Breast cancer in particular is of special concern due to its dangers and the fact that it is one of the most common types of cancer out there. As such, taking a closer look at it is something that is very important. About Breast […]

Helsinki Criteria is Used to Correlate Lung Cancer Diagnosis to Asbestos Exposure
15Apr, 2015

Asbestos and Lung Cancer

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Throughout history, mankind has unfortunately had to learn about some health risks the hard way. A perfect recent example of this is in the now well-established link between asbestos and lung cancer. Lung cancer is already one of the most dangerous types of cancers one can contract, and knowing that it came from exposure to materials once thought safe can be frustrating. It’s important to understand that technically, the type of medical condition most commonly linked to asbestos – mesothelioma – isn’t actually an official form of lung cancer. The […]

Preventive Measures can be Helpful in Boosting the Immune System
20Feb, 2015

Cancer and Your Immune System

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Although specific cancers can impact organs and tissues within the body, this disease also results in a systemic disruption of function.  One of the most noticeable reactions is the effects that cancer has on the immune system, and how this can change physical ability and needs.  Alterations on a cellular level result in overall differences that can impact the manner in which the body is able to respond to an outside infection. Different Impacts on the Body Although benign tumors can be a lesser cause for long term care and […]

12Jan, 2015

Oral Oncology Drugs

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Although a number of common cancer therapies rely on infusion delivery systems and highly regulated medication protocols, more oral oncology drugs are being approved for patient care.  In many respects, it is hoped that this development is likely to allow patients better access to drugs and to be able to follow treatment methods with greater convenience and consistency.  However, the use of oral oncology drugs also means that there may be less overall monitoring of side effects by healthcare professionals. There are a number of benefits that patients do see […]

26Nov, 2014

Breast Cancer Symptoms

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Although breast cancer affects more women, it can also be a disease that affects men. It is essentially a condition where the breast tissue becomes invaded with cancerous growths, and generally starts either in the tubules of the breast or the milk glands. In many cases it can be managed if it is caught through early screening, but treatment and cure can include a different prognosis. Early Screening for Patients Many women will go through screening for breast cancer when they see their physicians for a regular checkup. While this […]

29Sep, 2014

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Across the United States, the month of September is observed as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing our brave children diagnosed with cancer, remembering the young lives taken too soon, and standing with the families facing childhood cancer. The leading cause of death by disease in children under fifteen, cancer is diagnosed in 15,780 children under the age of 21 each year in the US; one fourth of them will not survive the battle. The objective of this month is to highlight the various types of […]

21Aug, 2014

Oncology Hospitalists: An Emerging and Growing Specialty

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As a medical specialty, the number of hospitalists, along with the number of institutions using hospitalists, has grown rapidly since the mid-1990s. There were about 11,000 hospitalists working in the United States in 2003, according to a Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) estimate, and about 35,000 in 2012. Traditionally, hospitalists have been physicians trained in internal medicine who provide care to hospitalized patients. But hospitalist programs have expanded beyond being the “generalist,” and have moved into specialties such as neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, general surgery, and oncology. Although not yet […]