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Cancer

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM)

 June 18, 2019

It seems like “back in the old days” people tended to listen more to what their body was trying to tell them. For example, when we get sleepy, thats for a reason. Our body is trying to tell us we need to take a break, rest our minds so that our immune system can work […]

Chemo Kills – Not Cancer

 June 15, 2019

I have always said that in my long history of working with cancer patients, I have found that most cancer patients do not die from cancer. I believe it is  from chemotherapy side effects, pneumonia that doctors do not pick up on soon enough or malnutrition.  According to an article submitted by Amanda Froelich, those […]

Cancer-Causing Mutations

 June 14, 2019

An article highlighting healthy people having way more cancer-causing mutations that were originally thought, was composed by Yasemin Saplakoglu, Staff Writer for Live Science.  These mutations are caused by changes in our bodies and cells from aging.  These changes could be a lot greater than what was previously thought. There are more mutant cells in […]

“Ghost” During Cancer

 June 13, 2019

My mother was an active lady among the neighborhood women and her garden club. It seemed as if she had many friends. However, once she was diagnosed with gastric cancer, her friends started disappearing one by one. I did not understand it at the time but as the years have passed, I understand a little […]

Cancer Cells Turned to Harmless Fat

 June 12, 2019

Rachel Rettner, Senior Writer for Live Science has offered information that studies have found cancer cells can be transformed into harmless fat in mouse studies.  Just think what it would do for our future if aggressive cancer cells could be turned into harmless fat. Well, I do not want cancer cells but I also do […]

Baker’s Yeast Good for Leukemia?

 June 9, 2019

I read an interesting article by Honor Whiteman about the effect baker’s yeast enzyme has in helping to treat leukemia.  The most common form of childhood leukemia is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), accounting for around 3 in 4 cases in the United States.  The researchers have found in a new study that a compound isolated […]

What is Osteosarcoma?

 June 7, 2019

As written in an article by Bethany Cadman that was reviewed by Christina Chun, MPH, osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer.  Symptoms that include pain and swelling accompany this condition.  It is not known why some people develop osteosarcoma, but the outlook is more favorable when the tumor has not spread. This is a […]

Cancer Death Rates

 June 6, 2019

Have you noticed how many of your family, friends and acquaintances have died from cancer lately? We all have heard the phrase “Fake News”. Well, I have worked with cancer patients for over 45 years and I feel that phrase is a perfect example of what we are being told. When you hear on the […]

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

 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 […]

Facts About Chemo

 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 […]