Survey Finds More Positive Experiences, Better HCP Relationships When Fewer Doctors Needed to Diagnose Ankylosing Spondylitis

A new survey from Health Union finds that people with ankylosing spondylitis who consulted four or more healthcare professionals while seeking a diagnosis currently experience more difficult patient journeys.

Health Union Welcomes Will Rompala as Chief Technology Officer

Health Union announced today that Will Rompala has joined the company as chief technology officer. Rompala will leverage more than two decades of experience in data science, advertising intelligence, software engineering and organizational change to provide a strategic roadmap for evolving Health Union’s technological and data capabilities, grow its technology team and ensure all technology offerings meet the needs of the people participating in the company’s growing portfolio of online health communities.

Survey Shows Females with Bladder Cancer Receive Less Support, Experience Lower Quality of Life

Females with bladder cancer are more likely than their male counterparts to experience a greater number of symptoms and challenges with coping, less support and, as a result, lower perceptions of quality of life. This is one of many findings from “Bladder Cancer In America 2019,” a new survey from Health Union that illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people living with bladder cancer.

Survey Finds Retina Specialists Positively Impact Treatment, Patient Journey for People with Macular Degeneration

A new survey from Health Union finds that people with macular degeneration who regularly see a retina or macular degeneration specialist for care have more satisfaction with their healthcare professional relationships, treatment plan and have a better grasp of their condition than those who regularly see other HCPs.

Health Union Survey Finds Skin Cancer Recurrence Often Linked to More Risk Factors, Lower Quality of Life

A new survey from Health Union reveals skin cancer recurrences are often linked to a bevy of risk factors and lower quality of life. The survey, titled Skin Cancer In America 2019, illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people living with skin cancer.

Survey Finds Lung Cancer Patients Who Haven’t Used Tobacco Are Diagnosed at Later Stages, But Have Higher Quality of Life

A new survey from Health Union finds that whether a person with lung cancer has used tobacco can impact the patient journey, including the stage at which the person is diagnosed, knowledge about how the condition developed and quality of life. The survey, titled Lung Cancer In America 2019, illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people living with lung cancer.

Jake Ridgway Joins Health Union Executive Team As Vice President of People

With almost 20 years of experience building organizations and growing top tier talent, Jake Ridgway has joined Health Union as vice president of people.

Health Union Survey Finds Initial Stage of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Can Significantly Impact Quality of Life, Ability to ‘Feel Like a Man’

The initial stage at which men are diagnosed with prostate cancer can have a significant impact on multiple facets of their quality of life, including their self-esteem, how they share feelings with others and their ability to “feel like a man.” This is one of many key findings from Prostate Cancer In America 2019, a new survey from Health Union that illuminates the perspectives and experiences of people living with prostate cancer.

Survey Finds People with Advanced Breast Cancer Experience Lower Quality of Life, Low Confidence in Treatment Plan

A new survey from Health Union supports the need for more resources that meet the specific challenges of people living with advanced stages of breast cancer who are more likely than the broader breast cancer population to experience low quality of life. The survey, titled Advanced Breast Cancer In America 2019, illuminates the perspectives and experiences of patients and caregivers impacted by stage 3 and stage 4 breast cancer. The findings further support the launch of AdvancedBreastCancer.net, Health Union’s 20th chronic condition-specific online community.

Health Union Survey Reveals Half of Blood Cancer Cases Detected from Symptoms, Other Half Incidental

A new Health Union survey reveals that there is a 50-50 split between blood cancer being detected after experiencing symptoms and detection as a result of other unrelated or incidental situations. The survey, titled Blood Cancer In America 2019, illuminates the perspectives and experiences of patients and caregivers impacted by every form of blood cancer, including multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.