Articles By: Dr. Hastings

Cancer Care Blog

Many of us put off taking really good care of ourselves until a diagnosis of cancer forces us to pause and focus on our own needs. Then, between treatments and trying to maintain their health, patients often tell me that they feel as if it is a full time job. Given the challenges of radiation or chemotherapy,...
December 3rd, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Cancer Blogs, Dr. Diane Hastings | Read More

Should I get the Oncotype DX test for Breast Cancer?

 The Oncotype DX is a new screening tool that is being recommended to some women with breast cancer. This new test provides an estimate of the likelihood of cancer recurring within ten years. Oncotype DX testing is only suggested for women with stage I or II cancer, that is estrogen receptor positive...
November 21st, 2010 | Cancer Blogs, Dr. Diane Hastings | Read More

Cancer Care Blog #2

A study published in April 2007 in the Journal of Supportive Oncology found that 52% of cancer patients take dietary supplements and 42% consume herbal supplements. The use of herbal supplements was more common among patients who were experiencing pain or fatigue or who had a higher cancer stage. Yet,...
May 5th, 2009 | Cancer Blogs, Dr. Diane Hastings | Read More