Articles By: nygal

Review: Planet Cancer

Review: Planet Cancer
Young adults with cancer slip into a lonely no-man’s land. Too old for the instant community of a children’s hospital, they still don’t fit in with the over-50 community that overwhelmingly populates adult cancer wards. Because young adults with cancer are a relatively small group,...
December 3rd, 2009 | Cancer Support, Cancer Websites | Read More

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines?

What Do You Think? As a young breast cancer survivor I am sure I will be in the minority when I say this but I am not alarmed by the new mammography guidelines released by the USPSTF. The recommended change is to increase the age from 40 to 50 for mammograms in otherwise healthy women. This debate has...
November 30th, 2009 | News, Opinion | Read More

Kangaroos may hold key to preventing skin cancer

SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters Life!) – Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer, according to Australian and Austrian researchers. The teams are investigating a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos and many other organisms, but not humans, that is very effective...
November 30th, 2009 | News | Read More

Review: I’m Too Young For This-i[2]y

Review:  I’m Too Young For This-i[2]y
I’M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS! Here’s the deal – There are tons of fantastic support services out there with programs just for adolescents and young adults and we’re going to tell you about them because no one else does—not your doctor, your hospital…not even the mighty Internet....
November 30th, 2009 | Cancer Websites, Young Adult Cancer Resources | Read More

H1N1 and Pets

H1N1 and Pets
H1N1 (Swine) Flu Confirmed in Iowa Cat. The question has been circulating for months, can dogs and cats catch the H1N1 flu? While no one could say for sure, infectious disease experts felt that dogs and cats were not as susceptible as humans, pigs, and then later turkeys and ferrets. Today, the answer...
November 27th, 2009 | Featured Article | Read More

Review: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Review: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is sponsoring a number of clinical trials (research studies in people) to study CAM therapies for cancer. What is complementary and alternative medicine? Complementary and alternative medicine is a group of diverse medical and health...
November 22nd, 2009 | Cancer Information, Cancer Websites | Read More

A look at non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a diagnosis that could increase

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has reportedly begun treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the body’s lymphatic system. This is not his first battle with cancer. Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease — a different type of lymphoma — in the early ’80s....
November 17th, 2009 | News | Read More

Study links BPA in plastics to erectile dysfuction

Bisphenol-A, a chemical found in hard, clear plastic used to make everything from baby bottles to food packaging, may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in male factory workers exposed to large amounts of the substance, according to a study conducted in China. The health...
November 17th, 2009 | News | Read More

Cancer basics: What is cancer and what causes cancer?

What increases your risk of cancer? While doctors have an idea of what can put you at risk of cancer, the majority of cancers occur in people who don’t have any known risk factors. Factors known to increase your risk of cancer include: Your habits 
Certain lifestyle choices are known to increase...
November 9th, 2009 | News | Read More

Designers Tribute to Extraordinary Women Benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Designers Tribute to Extraordinary Women Benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
“Inspired Designs: A Show House Celebrating Extraordinary Women” featured over 8,000 sq ft of elegantly appointed rooms at 535 West End Avenue, Extell Development Company’s newly constructed residential condominium. Proceeds from “Inspired Designs”, open to the public in New York City earlier...
October 27th, 2009 | Featured Article | Read More