Archive for the ‘News’ Category

What Is Cancer?

Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After the person becomes an adult, most cells divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells or to repair injuries. Cancer begins when...
May 6th, 2010 | News | Read More

Are raw veggies healthier than cooked ones?

A study published in The British Journal of Nutrition last year found that a group of 198 subjects who followed a strict raw food diet had normal levels of vitamin A and relatively high levels of beta-carotene (an antioxidant found in dark green and yellow fruits and vegetables), but low levels of the...
April 19th, 2010 | News, Opinion | Read More

The Waiting Game

Last Thursday I had my second mammogram in 14 years. After four hours of testing and and an additional sonogram the results showed pleomorphic microcalcifications in my left breast The results were questionable and implied a ten percent possibility of cancer. Although the odds are in my favor, quite...
April 13th, 2010 | Editorial | Read More

Biopsy: Types of biopsy procedures used to diagnose cancer

You might be nervous about an upcoming biopsy. Learning about biopsies, how and why they’re performed, may help reduce your anxiety. A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from your body so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory. If you’re experiencing certain...
April 6th, 2010 | News | Read More

Has anyone seen Katie and Suri Holmes in a Certain Headscarf?

At four years of age the majority of kids have conquered some of life’s most important skills: talking, walking, potty training and maybe even a bit of reading and writing! If your parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, however, your four year old skills may include a keen fashion sense which has...
April 3rd, 2010 | News, Opinion | Read More

18th-Century Evidence Of Possible Breast Cancer Cure

As early as 1700, Bernardino Ramazzini, the Italian founder of occupational medicine, recognised that there was one female occupation whose members were far more likely to die from breast cancer than any other – nuns. Evidence for the protective effect of having children and breastfeeding has accumulated...
March 29th, 2010 | News, Opinion | Read More

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE). Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast change does not necessarily mean...
March 16th, 2010 | News | Read More

Zac Efron helping to connect young cancer victims with resources and support

Zac Efron, abandoning his normally sweet demeanor and making rude hand gestures at the camera? Yes, but don’t be alarmed—it’s all for a good cause. The former High School Musical hunk flipped out with cancer survivor Emily Hobson to promote the Stupid Cancer campaign, which connects young...
March 9th, 2010 | Celebrity, News | Read More

Therapy turns patients’ cells into cancer smart bombs

(CNN) – On today’s AM house call, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported a remarkable story about a cancer vaccine that is working on a woman who, according to statistics, should probably be dead by now. Doctors say what seems like a medical miracle could become the norm. Instead of using surgery, chemotherapy,...
March 6th, 2010 | Global, News | Read More

“Dexter” star Michael C. Hall undergoing treatment for cancer

“Dexter” star Michael C. Hall is undergoing treatment for cancer and the disease is in remission, a spokesman said. “I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care,” Hall,...
March 2nd, 2010 | News | Read More