Category Archives: Cancer

This New Study Has the Best News Ever About Caffeine

“An extensive multi-year study found that regular intake of caffeine (and a number of related compounds found in tea and dark chocolate) can help block the chronic inflammation that’s linked to over 90% of all noncommunicable diseases of aging, said … Continue reading

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Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

NY Times reports: ” The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published … Continue reading

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The Power of Will

From The Boston Globe.

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Reading the River Styx: Observations on Cancer, Life, Death and Treatment

A colleague writes: “On the one hand things are going well, in that the treatments haven’t killed me, but are apparently stomping out the cancer cells. Over 35 radiation doses I will receive 70 Grey of radiation, which is at … Continue reading

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Uncommon signs of breast cancer

CLEVELAND —Most women know that a lump may be a sign of breast cancer. But there are lesser known signs of the disease to be watching for. Normal versus abnormal breast pain It’s common for women to experience general breast … Continue reading

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Why Doctors Are Rethinking Breast-Cancer Treatment

Too much chemo. Too much radiation. And way too many mastectomies “What if I decide to just do nothing?” It was kind of a taunt, Desiree Basila admits. Not the sort of thing that usually comes out of the mouth … Continue reading

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What to Know

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign that aims to increase knowledge and awareness of the disease. A closer look at the staggering stats about breast cancer reveal why this is an important cause to … Continue reading

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