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Articles by G van Londen, MD

Dr. van Londen is a cancer provider/medical oncologist and a cancer survivor. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she has migrated to the USA where she completed a medical residency, as well as fellowships in medical oncology and geriatric medicine. She has practiced medicine in the USA for nearly 20 years at a large health care system in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Her background has prepared her to handle diverse and complicated cases. She specializes in: 1) Treating newly diagnosed, older breast cancer patients by performing a geriatric assessment and creating a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plan that aims to respect patient’s preferences and desire for independence. 2) Cancer survivorship care to prevent/support the late/long-term post-treatment needs of cancer survivors of any gender and tumor type (and their caregivers). Together with a village of various supportive care providers, she performs clinical, research, and educational activities to empower cancer survivors (and their caregivers and providers) to support the post-treatment emotional, physical, and functional needs of cancer survivors. The content of this domain is protected. Entries and replies are not endorsements. Views are mine. No COI.
I Just Need to Lose Weight! – Updated Cancer Exercise Guidelines, and more.

I Just Need to Lose Weight! – Updated Cancer Exercise Guidelines, and more.

Dear Fellow Traveler, As we are heading into the holiday season, many of my patients are dreading the temptation of being surrounded by lots of food (cookies!) and the resulting weight gain.  When concerned about…

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Finding the New You After a Cancer Diagnosis – Cleveland Clinic Healthy Now Survey, Reading Suggestions, Tom Hanks, Virtual Travel ideas, Cancer Whisperer!

Finding the New You After a Cancer Diagnosis – Cleveland Clinic Healthy Now Survey, Reading Suggestions, Tom Hanks, Virtual Travel ideas, Cancer Whisperer!

Dear Fellow Traveler! There is growing evidence for the notion that cancer therapies may age our bodies prematurely, as nicely outlined in this article by a geriatric oncology pioneer who sadly died at a too-young…

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You Cannot Always Win – Cancer Survivorship Apps, The Biggest Little Farm

You Cannot Always Win – Cancer Survivorship Apps, The Biggest Little Farm

Dear Fellow Traveler, Sometimes my life feels a bit complicated, like a chess game in which I’m always trying to anticipate and strategize. I guess everyone’s life is like this, but dealing with a chronic…

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Crooked Body – Menopausal Symptoms, Olivia Newton-John, and the Atlantic Festival

Crooked Body – Menopausal Symptoms, Olivia Newton-John, and the Atlantic Festival

Dear Fellow Traveler, How has your week been? My highlight of the week is that I did something that I had promised myself I would never do. I gave in to a minimal and natural…

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Keeping It Real on Social Media – How Many Steps a Day?, Healthy Food Trends, and How to Avoid Drama

Keeping It Real on Social Media – How Many Steps a Day?, Healthy Food Trends, and How to Avoid Drama

Dear Fellow Traveler!  I have not posted anything in the last few weeks. I was busy with work and hosting a visitor.  Then I had to have a colonoscopy, an experience I expect is well-known…

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Describing Symptoms Accurately – Link between Vacation & Disease, Taylor Swift, Shore Birds

Describing Symptoms Accurately – Link between Vacation & Disease, Taylor Swift, Shore Birds

Dear fellow traveler!  As a physician I am expected to know all about symptoms. However, I have found myself having difficulty describing my own symptoms this week. And even though I have very supportive healthcare…

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