Who gets skin cancer at 19 years old?! The worst part about the situation was that it was my own fault. I can't say that I did anything to protect myself from Melanoma. In fact, I did the opposite. I was addicted to tanning.
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center was founded by a diabetic, philanthropist Russell Berrie and supports a unique combination of researchers and clinici...
Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?
Imagine a world where treating cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes is customized to your specific case? The possibilities of better treatments and even finding a cure is even closer with precision medicine and genomic testing
We know you're tired of being told to wear sunscreen, put on a hat, and hang out in the shade, but these practices can be life-saving.
A few weeks ago, a dear teacher friend of mine died after having been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just a few weeks before. He had been ill for quite...
We've always been straightforward about language in our house. Words are neither "good" nor "bad," but some words are for Grownups Only. Somehow this has worked, and we are extremely lucky Sadie doesn't swear like a sailor. Jury is still out on Polly.
I won't accept diabetes bullying from a doctor or a corporate agenda so why would I accept being bullied into someone else's treatment modality by one of my own diabetes tribe members? All I know is what works for me personally. Living with and dealing with diabetes is hard enough. We don't need an army of our peers coming after us with guns blazing. So back off.
We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.
To declare that screening mammograms have never saved any woman's life, not even one, is just as ridiculous of a claim as stating that all screening mammograms have saved the lives of all women who were ever screened.
Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.
It's not surprising that May signifies both the official kickoff to summer and Skin Cancer Awareness month. It's a great reminder to protect your skin...
Italian researchers recently demonstrated that trained dogs can detect prostate cancer almost unerringly. Dog handlers from the Italian Ministry of Defense trained two German shepherds to detect the smell of prostate cancer by sniffing urine samples from men with the disease.
Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face.
I decided I wanted to work for a company that was involved in that, too, so I only had one choice -- L'Oreal USA joined forces with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and embarked on a special mission to eradicate ovarian cancer.
It behooves the medical profession who relate hereditary risk assessment percentages to do so in a way that women can interpret the subjective nature of these data and offer more guidance on just how at risk women should apply these numbers in the context of their own lived experience.