For people like me with stage IV cancer, new treatment options are a fresh opportunity to try to beat back this merciless disease. I urge you to support Stand Up To Cancer, which supports innovation in the name of accelerating the delivery of new cancer treatment options.
I am better for having "met" this little girl and her mother. This story is uniquely theirs, yes, but it is also universal. It is the tale of too many Donnas and too many Sheilas.
Standing under the tent, watching the rain come down, it occurred to me that storms and cancer appear to have a lot in common. We can't control when it comes or what it will do when it gets here. We pray the storm will be contained and not spread.
Joe, we're sorry for your loss. But we're sorrier still that your story has been used to further obscure the fact that we are all complicit in the ongoing human tragedy of lung cancer.
Let me begin this blog by posing a question to you -- can you recall the last time you went into a store and were asked to make a donation to a worthy...
Never in my life did I think I would ever hear the word "cancer" in reference to me. After all, I have devoted my life to fitness, healthy living and nutrition. Turns out, you can't always outsmart genetics. They actually have something to do with it.
Last week, Aetna's CEO got a real-world understanding of how inadequate some of the company's policies are. And thanks to Twitter, the rest of us got a better understanding of how insurers are able to profit so handsomely from the inadequate policies they sell.
Although Boniol's latest research adds to the extensive amount of data linking UV indoor tanning to fatal skin cancers such as melanoma, it is going to take much more than scientific evidence to put an end to the preventable deaths of countless individuals.
In 2009 I founded FCancer, and over the last three years we've noticed a few things were missing in the cancer space. So we decided to build -- build the assets, tools and information that we thought would really contribute to the cancer space.
In facing any lifestyle change, taking small steps together can help to change the energy from that of sabotage to support with huge success for all parties involved.
Remember, stress threatens your health and anything that threatens your health, threatens to sabotage your life. Don't allow it! Instead, take charge of your life and your choices and make the changes necessary to improve your lifestyle.
The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.
As a melanoma survivor and sunscreen manufacturer, I spend a lot of time thinking about sunscreen.
San Francisco is not a city that needs a formal excuse to let loose and have a good time. A growing local organization, however, is providing the community with a feel-good cause to rally, err, rather party behind.
So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.
The medical community is divided as to whether or not a thyroid guard is necessary. But since studies show that thyroid cancer is related to radiation exposure, most patients are requesting the extra protection.