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Through the Eyes of Survivors: The Truth About Beating Cervical Cancer

Posted on February 7, 2019

Life after a cervical cancer diagnosis is never the same—even after remission. It can be better, more meaningful, challenging, stressful, and different. But if you are standing on greener grass, meaning you are a caregiver, wife, husband, child or friend, there are a few things you need to know. Babies and bundles of joy are […]

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Facts About Chemo

Posted on January 25, 2019

Just hearing the word “chemo” scares the heck out of most of us after what we’ve either seen in movies or on TV and what we’ve been told by our loved ones that have endured the treatments of chemo. Oh! I must also include how it seems the oncologist frightens us by using the fear […]

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Cancer Mortality Dropping

Posted on January 21, 2019

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, with the exception of two forms, the 5-year survival rates for almost all cancer types have increased significantly. Ana Sandoiu has posted the findings of this document. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the National Cancer Institute […]

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Who Stole My Eyebrows After Cancer?

Posted on December 25, 2018

Most of us hate plucking our eyebrows but just think how much those sweet women receiving chemo would give to have their back!  Sometimes we take things for granted, including our eyebrows. Sometimes the following chemo the eyebrows don’t grow back the same as before. No matter who we are, most of us never feel […]

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Vitamin C Adjunct to Cancer Treatment

Posted on December 24, 2018

One of the most well established antioxidants known is vitamin C and it’s health benefits have been demonstrated over time for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. It has also been shown through research that vitamin C is cytotoxic to cancer cells when administered by IV in high doses, and has a number of […]

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Why Some Cancer Drugs Stop Working

Posted on December 14, 2018

A type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients and the reason has been discovered by some scientists. An international team led by Imperial College London and the European Institute of Oncology in Milan reveal some breast tumors evolve to make their own fuel supply that renders treatments powerless. The findings from this […]

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Hats for Cancer Patients

Posted on December 12, 2018

I recently saw a report on the media about the availability of hats that can be used for cancer patients. I searched for information on this subject as I think this is an innovative idea that will make life easier for that woman having to deal with her cancer and hair loss. Why should losing […]

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IFT20 Protein & Cancer Cells

Posted on December 5, 2018

It has been discovered by an international research team that the IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade by facilitating the transportation of membranes and proteins within parts of the cell. Most human cells have cilia on the surface, acting as cell antenna that receives information from outside the cell. The protein IFT20 is […]

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Dangers Lurking in Leather

Posted on December 3, 2018

  Those enticing handbags, jackets, sofas and armchairs we view as we walk through the mall are normally made from genuine leather. Every car interior covets the new leather smell we all love. But, where is it that this leather comes from? Of course, we know most are from pigs, cows, snakes, buffalo, kangaroos and […]

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Immunotherapy

Posted on November 28, 2018

Immunotherapy, sometimes called biologic therapy, has been a game changer for many types of cancer. This might actually improve your life and extend your years longer than with other treatments. With allergies, you might have gotten allergy shots. With each shot they provided a very small amount of the allergen, which was the thing that […]

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