Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of us in some way, shape or form. It doesn't discriminate and knows no borders. And yet, the fight against cancer looks very different in some parts of the world than in others.
When the space program first started, the astronauts had no control over their capsules. This helpless feeling of being on a wild ride is precisely how I felt nearly eight years ago when I was told I had stage three breast cancer.
While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.
Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.
I've been told that in ancient China, families paid physicians regular fees to keep them healthy. If someone became sick, the doctor wouldn't be pai...
More than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 595,690 people will die from this devastating disease -- that's 1,632 moms and dads, sons and daughters, grandparents, siblings and friends every day.
For the oncologists out there -- medical and surgical alike. Oncology. There's something about an oncologist's office that's different than any othe...
Planned Parenthood understands the risk the Latino community faces and is committed to providing access to comprehensive health care to all people who walk through our doors, regardless of age, income or immigration status.
Many alternative or traditional medicines claim to have the ability to heal but there is no scientific evidence to support this. In some cases scientific evidence may even contradict the claims.
In light of all this -- and while we wait for more studies and more research to clarify some of these issues -- what are my recommendations? Ultimately I think the answer is actually quite simple. I would go ahead within these guidelines:
Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.
Don't procrastinate! Don't get cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Get a doctor and get prevention and screening!
Dr. Zhang's advice reflects recommendations my colleagues and I recently made in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. We published six precautionary principles to reduce the risk of occurrence:
Melanoma is increasing in frequency. This is probably due to increasing sun exposure without using sunscreen, as well as use of tanning lamps, beds an...
Now, it's a great reason to stop the insanity of putting things into my body that are just unhealthy. With all the amazingly healthy foods available to create a delicious, satisfying diet, there really isn't any excuse for eating what I'll call "The Dirty Dozen":
I applaud the pope's strong stance on climate change and the need to preserve the earth for future generations. When we speak of maintaining clean water supplies and a sustainable use of the environment, we should also stress the elimination of harmful chemicals in consumer products.