Author Archives: Robyn Stoller

About Robyn Stoller

Founder of CancerHawk.com, Robyn Stoller is a patient advocate and champion. Just last year she lost her 47-year-old husband Alan to cancer, but has put their journey to work for others. At each crossroad—from finding the best doctors with the right mentality to accessing obscure (and amazing!) resources—Robyn's gift for research, networking and tireless advocacy and a lot of luck led to just the right places. Now, Robyn’s mission is to help patients and caregivers touched by cancer find the information they need to make informed choices. To get straightforward answers to the questions you haven't yet asked with a dose of humility and humor, visit www.CancerHawk.com…the REAL deal for cancer patients & their caregivers.

Flights for cancer patients at no cost

Before our cancer “experience”, I had absolutely no idea there existed organizations that fly cancer patients to and from long distance treatments FREE of charge.  Fortunately, we learned about the Corporate Angel Network when we needed this service most…. they flew us from Houston, TX to … Continue reading

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What the heck is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia (n):  Dry mouth.  Occurs when the salivary glands do not make enough saliva (spit) to keep the mouth moist.  Xerostomia or dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of cancer treatments, especially head and neck radiation.  Because saliva is … Continue reading

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What the heck is a “superfood”?

Superfood (n): A term used to describe food with high nutrient or phytochemical content that may confer health benefits, with few properties considered to be negative, such as being high in saturated fats or artificial ingredients, food additives or contaminants. … Continue reading

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What the heck is Neutropenia?

Neutropenia (n): “granulocyte disorder characterized by an abnormally low number of neutrophils, the most important type of white blood cell“.(Wikipedia)  White blood cell counts can be determined by a simple blood test. Anyone undergoing cancer treatments will most likely experience some level of neutropenia at … Continue reading

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Dental care & cancer

  When someone is first diagnosed with cancer, I can pretty much guarantee that dental care is one of the last things running through their mind.  But here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… Existing dental problems can worsen … Continue reading

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