Cancer 101

Prostate Cancer: not a good week

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Cancer 101 | 7 comments

Prostate Cancer: not a good week

Man, do I hate this horrid disease.

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What we blame on chemo

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Cancer 101, Cancer Care | 19 comments

What we blame on chemo

The invasive stress of poisonous polypharmacy

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No cancer? Give chemo.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Cancer 101, Cancer Care | 5 comments

No cancer?  Give chemo.

Giving chemotherapy to a patient with no cancer, how can you tell if it works?

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Lynched by Colon Cancer

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Cancer 101, Education | 4 comments

Lynched by Colon Cancer

True or false; the biggest genetic risk is for breast cancer? False. In the United States, the risk for being born with a gene, which will result in breast cancer, is 1 in 300, but the risk for being born with a gene, which has a 70% chance of giving you colon cancer, is the same, 1 in 300.

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The aggressive chemo fallacy

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Cancer 101, Cancer Care | 3 comments

The aggressive chemo fallacy

We are in a war, a war on cancer. We talk of battle and attack, magic bullets, proton beam rays, laser surgery and targeted drugs, doctors as combat commanders, patients as foot soldiers, the disease as the enemy, and defeating cancer in a titanic struggle against death.

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Can we watch prostate cancer?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Cancer 101, Cancer Care | 2 comments

Can we watch prostate cancer?

Almost 80% of 80-year-old men carry a small amount of prostate cancer. However, 80% of men do not die from this disease.

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