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 […]

CBD Oil for Cancer –Myths and Truths

CBD definition Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the cannabinoids of the hemp plant. It is gaining popularity as we speak in the world of natural medicine, as it seems like it offers many benefits to the organism. Although there are still debates about the subject, some specialists propose using CBD in treating cancer. Although […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

How is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed?

Diagnosing cervical cancer is the first step in treating in women who have the disease. The pap smear is the most common test used in the diagnosis of cervical cancer and is able to detect cervical cancer approximately 95% of the time. This test is also used to detect precancerous cervical conditions. Those who are […]