Is Prostate Cancer Survivable?

If your doctor tells you that you have prostate cancer, it is extremely devastating. It used to be that when someone was diagnosed with any type of cancer it seemed to be a death sentence, and many times that was indeed the case. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration approved the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) […]

5 Best Breast Cancer Support Groups

We all have times when we turn to others to help support us or guide us through a situation. If you don’t want to burden your friends or family or maybe prefer outside help, here is a list of Breast Cancer support groups that will be sure to fill the roles of friend, confidant, and […]

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Once the diagnosis of breast cancer is established, the choice of initial treatment depends upon the stage or extent of disease. The treatment of breast cancer must be individualized and is based upon several factors Step 1 Treatment of Early stage breast cancer: Early stage breast cancer includes stage I (tumor size 2 cm or […]

Jimmy, Cancer Couldn't Beat Him!

If you're lucky you will cross paths with a real life hero in your lifetime. Jimmy was probably a hero to anyone that had the good fortune of knowing him. For sure my dad was my family hero and probably my brothers to some extent. Jimmy though, was a person that I greatly admired for […]

Guide to a Breast Cancer Pathology Report

You will find the follwoing sections on your pathology reports. They may have different headings. The first section contains your personal information. The next section contains the diagnosis made by the pathologist based on the specimens submitted by your doctor. The specimens are listed in the order in which your doctor submitted them. The description […]

Ten "Power Foods" for Fighting Cancer

It's devastating news. Cancer. The very word can cause fear in the strongest of people. We all know someone who has dealt with (or is dealing with) some form of cancer. It knows no race, gender, or economic class. Even those who survive are changed by it. Many people I spoke to about battling cancer […]

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Getting diagnosed with "breast cancer" can be so devastating that can break all of your future plans and make you feel miserable. Even if you've heard and seen patients with breast cancer, they oftentimes never expected it to happen to them. The health sciences have developed in unimaginable levels in the recent years. In some […]

Tips for Coping with Prostate Cancer

The biopsy results have come back, and they confirm your worst fears – you have prostate cancer. Chances are that you are feeling a little overwhelmed by your diagnosis, by your emotions, and by questions about what to do next. Unless you are a health care professional, you probably have a great many questions about […]

Crohn’s & Colon Cancer: Prevention

Crohn’s patients know, or should know, that they are at higher risk for developing colon cancer than the general population – they are about 5 times more likely to get colon cancer, in fact. But they should also recognize that less than 10% of Crohn’s patients will develop colon cancer in their lifetimes. That leads […]

Elder Parent Care and Brain Cancer Radiation Therapy

When we hear of brain tumors, we often lump all these into the same category. In actuality, there are two very different types of brain tumors, called either the "primary" or the "metastatic." A primary brain tumor is one that starts in the head, and can be either cancerous or non cancerous. The metastatic brain […]