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Cancer

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 […]

Cancer Mortality Dropping

 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 […]

Who Stole My Eyebrows After Cancer?

 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 […]

Vitamin C Adjunct to Cancer Treatment

 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 […]

Why Some Cancer Drugs Stop Working

 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 […]

Hats for Cancer Patients

 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 […]