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Study Reveals Troubling News About Cancer Treatments In California

The Contra Costa Times | Sandy Kleffman | Posted 07.21.2013 | San Francisco

Tracy has agricultural roots and affordable homes, but a new study reveals a less obvious distinction for this Central Valley city: Doctors use intern...

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Cancer's Journey: Then and Now

Deanna Minich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

I realized that my seed of a wish to witness change in people's experience with cancer was blossoming before my eyes. Just within my relatively short lifetime, we have evolved in opportunities and options, enabling people with cancer to have a better quality of life.

Playing Doctor: Women, Cancer, Marketing and the Internet

Claudia Pitts, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Claudia Pitts, Ph.D.

Cancer treatment for women has become another example of a "product" that can be "marketed" to women based not on a presentation of scientific data, but on "softer" points such as "concierge service" and even hospital landscaping.

Celebrating a Decade Thriving With Cancer

Kris Carr | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

As I meditate on the impact that illness has had on my life, I realize I'm a better, more grateful woman today because of cancer. I was asleep at the wheel before cancer shook me awake. And though there's still no cure, I continue to live harmoniously with cancer.

Role Reversal During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

A cancer diagnosis doesn't just happen to you. It also happens to your family, friends and community. People who were directly or indirectly impacted by my illness sought to identify their roles in my treatment, to figure out what they could contribute to the experience.

Fighting Cancer: New Uses for Old Drugs

Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan K. Morhaim, M.D.

Opportunities are being missed, and time and money are being wasted. We all know people who are struggling with cancer and the intense challenges of the current treatment protocols. The needs are urgent and the time to act is now.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

Cancer: An Uninvited Visitor, a Bearer of Gifts

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Perhaps one day cancer and chemotherapy will visit our family again. But for now I am very happy to escort them from my home. Should my tea time visitors return one day, I'm certain that they'll be bearing the gifts of more life lessons.

Love Doesn't Get Cancer

Judy Silk | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

That phrase broke through the heavy curtain of my grief. Don't go to the funeral today. It even let a little sunshine in. He was right. Unlike a sudden death, we have more time to live together. We have each day.

Cancer Is Not a Gift

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The Silver Linings that I have experienced (and continue to experience!) during my cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery help me get through each and every day. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the Silver Linings, but you'll never, ever, not in a million years hear me refer to cancer as a gift.

'I Have Cancer, and I Am Well'

Joyce Ashley | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Joyce Ashley

It's not easy for patients (or their loved ones) to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. But if that first reaction is tempered with the knowledge that you don't have to beat cancer in order to have a full life, then it becomes bad news that's somehow easier to take.

Cancer, a New View: Can You Believe it?

Leigh Fortson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Fortson

We don't shy away from the fact that there are soldiers who come home from battle only to take their own lives. Why don't we talk more about the casualties of modern-day cancer treatments?

More Advanced Therapies Are Being Aimed At Cancer

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possibl...

Are These 5 Common Cancer Tests And Treatments Being Overused?

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

* Physicians identify procedures that do not help patients * Say chemo for sickest patients should not be done * Recomme...

In the Chemo Room: Integrative Medicine

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Schwab

I have always been interested in what are called alternative or complimentary treatments for my cancer.

Hospital Drug Shortages Present Deadly, Costly Crisis

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.24.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. -- A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15...

World's First Lung Cancer Vaccine Announced

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living

After 25 years of research, Cuban officials have begun production on a vaccine for lung cancer, China's Xinhuanet reported. The vaccine, or CimaVax...

The Role Reiki And Massage Can Play In Treating Cancer

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

I've seen that there is an increasing use of alternative and complementary treatments (ACT's) conjointly with treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.

One Woman's Story: Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

This book is the story of Hollie and Patrick, who decided to decline conventional cancer care and the advice of their doctors and family members.

Overtreating Earliest Cancers -- But Which Ones?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted sh...

Cancer Wins May Be Bigger Than They Seem

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Doctors reported gains against nearly every form of cancer at a conference that ended this week. Yet when Will Thomas heard about an a...

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

Author Interview: When Chemo Didn't Work, Doctor Beat His Own Cancer (VIDEO)

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Dr. David Servan-Schreiber wrote his new book, "Anticancer," after a surprise diagnosis of brain cancer of his own. When he found that traditional che...

"Living" Doll Made Of Human Cancer Cells Created By Scientists

Daily Telegraph | Matthew Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A "living" doll made of human cancer cells has been created by scientists to illustrate a new method of testing potentially life-saving treatments. ...