As we go through health issues, some people get better, and some people don’t. Hospice is an option for end of life care where an individual makes the conscious decision to stop curative treatment. This can be a patient with stage IV cancer, heart failure, worsening chronic conditions, etc. It is to ensure that the … More Hospice-a simplified explanation
Relay for Life was started over 30 years ago. “It all began in… Relay For Life began in the USA in May 1985 when colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to raise awareness of cancer and boost the income of his local cancer charity. … Since then, Relay For Life has become the largest fundraising … More Relay For Life, a reminder of why we do, what we do
Sorry about the double post, but a bit of technical difficulties today. Food for thought. People often asking about the cause an effective sugar and cancer. He was a link from Mayo Clinic that discusses this topic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-causes/art-20044714?pg=2 To summarize their article: “Sugar doesn’t make cancer grow faster. All cells, including cancer cells, … More The Sugar vs. Cancer Question comes up weekly
Here is a great write-up for post-cancer body image from Dana Farber. After cancer treatment is over, and you are declared cancer free, your loved ones are celebrating that you are cured and the treatments worked. However…….. Many patients undergo surgery for cancer. Scars, mastectomy, missing limbs, and other changes can alter self-image. Even after … More Self esteem after cancer therapy
OK, Coronado Class of 1985, Naval Academy Prep School Class of 1986 and U.S. Naval Academy class of 1990, we are all due for a colonoscopy or due very soon. For my patients and other followers, this is a cancer prevention screening, no different than a mammogram or a pap smear. Proper screening can prevent … More Colonoscopy at age 50, check that box off!
Source: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
So, in the last six months I have met: A gentleman who was a Word War 2, 17 year old pb-4y navy aircraft turret gunner who still screams at night for his aircrew. A Vietnam vet who lives in a fortified house in the middle of the desert. A Korean war vet who survived a … More Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Happy birthday to me? Yep, just turned 50, which means it is time to make that dreaded age 50 medical appointment. Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for colon screening…….. Starting at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing plans: Tests that find polyps and cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*, or Colonoscopy every … More Happy birthday to me! Yep, just turned 50.
If it sounds to good to be true, it likely is. I have had patients try alternative therapies for cancer and I recently heard that a good friend’s relative did this as well. I have not seen one “cure” from non-traditional medicines/treatments, but have seen progressive disease with unapproved treatments are used. If you present … More Non-traditional Cancer Treatments
For ages 55-69 from the USPSTF website: “The decision about whether to be screened for prostate cancer should be an individual one. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer. Screening offers a small potential benefit of … More Prostate screening is (almost) cool again.