Colon Cancer: A Successful Journey

I’ll never forget the call that came on that blustery January evening in 1978. I came home from work to an empty house and had just started to get some dinner. “Evelyn? This is Tyler Community Hospital’s second floor nurses’ station. Your mother is here.” “She is? What’s wrong?” I asked. “Can you come right […]

Online Support for Dealing with Breast Cancer

Finding out a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or suffering from the loss of a loved one to breast cancer, are excruciatingly difficult things to deal with. It’s important to know that there are other people out there who have gone through and are going through the exact same thing. Talking to […]

When a Close Friend Gets Cancer

When a close friend gets cancer you likely will feel like I did, pretty much helpless. Perhaps you will wish that you were an MD so you could have a better handle on what has happened and what is likely to happen next. You wish you had that kind of expertise that can provide mind […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is much more than just wearing a pin or a pink shirt during October. For so many people (including myself), the month of October is very personal. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. The diagnosis was shocking to everyone in the family, because there was no previous history […]

My Experience with Thyroid Cancer

All of us have low points in our lives. Times of tribulation that we often think what did we do to deserve this? How much more can we take? Will there ever be an end to this misery? Where is that light at the end of the tunnel that everyone keeps harping about?Yes, all of […]

Lung Cancer in Non-Smoking Women

Lung cancer is usually something you associated with smokers. The truth is that while lung cancer is more common in smokers, one in five women and one in ten men that are diagnosed with lung cancer, have never smoked. In addition, lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. It spreads quickly, so […]

Living a Joyful Life with Cancer in the Family

I received a phone call one day that changed my life forever. It felt like a punch in the stomach. My sister called to break the news to all of us. "Dad has cancer, and it's bad." Moments like these will eventually come to all of us. No one is getting out of this life […]

Heal Your Cancers, Don't Treat Them

In the village of Wapya, Taunggyi, North Eastern Burma, they heal cancers, they don't treat them. For the native Pao who live here, any sore, cut or wound is a cancer. And because they heal them successfully, cancers are taken as a routine part of life. Wouldn't you like to rid your mother of her […]

Breast Cancer Screening

Many women wonder at what age they should start screening for breast cancer, and what types of breast cancer screening are the most efficient and effective. Unfortunately there are no easy answers to these questions, but medical professionals do agree on certain guidelines that all women should know. Screening for cancer means looking for cancer […]

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) […]